Grey Atkins is without doubt one of the most hated males in EastEnders proper now, after terrorising his spouse Chantelle behind closed doorways.
The daddy of two, quickly to be three, has punched the hairdresser repeatedly in disturbing scenes which have left viewers sickened to the core.
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To outsiders, the good-looking solicitor would possibly appear like the mannequin husband, however solely Chantelle is aware of what he’s actually able to…
In scenes to air later this 12 months, viewers will uncover somewhat extra in regards to the occasions which have formed Grey into the monster he has grow to be.
Actor Toby-Alexander Smith, who performs the unhinged character, advised Mirror TV in regards to the darkish instances forward for Chantelle and Grey – and revealed his ‘poisonous previous’ might be explored.
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Understandably, the cleaning soap star admitted he finds it exhausting to narrate to his character and instructed that issues will get a lot darker.
He stated: “It is very tough for me to determine with the character, however I’ve to search out methods of doing that and discovering that humanity in Grey as a result of he’s very layered.
It is very a lot the Jekyll and Hyde type of position which is nice to play.
“He is not simply that monster, there’s a cause the way in which he’s and it stems from quite a lot of poisonous affect we are going to go on to discover.”
He continued: “It is very a lot the Jekyll and Hyde type of position which is nice to play due to that juxtaposition of excellent and dangerous.”
Talking about his uncontrollable anger, Toby-Alexander stated: “It principally stems from an influence and management factor. He is so in charge of the whole lot in his life and he is a really aspirational man, he is bought the whole lot in place.
“The minute one thing slips off kilter, that is what will get him. He panics. There is a very insecure aspect to Grey and it is a concern of dropping the issues he wants round him.”
Grey has exploded with rage all too usually since arriving in Walford, struggling along with his spouse’s closeness to her household…
After discovering she’s anticipating their third baby, Grey has promised to not hit her – and is as a substitute attempting to take his anger out on family objects.
The character has additionally promised his spouse he’s attending remedy periods, however viewers aren’t satisfied he is telling the reality.
Whereas some cleaning soap followers have referred to as for Grey to be killed off, cleaning soap boss Kate Oates not too long ago advised followers that he may very well be redeemable.
She advised The Solar: “Characters can change and they are often redeemed, however I imagine in these type of dynamics that in the end the sufferer, on this case, Chantelle, their first job is to take care of themselves and if Grey may very well be redeemed later then that is as much as him.”
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