Actress Zoe Henry, who plays Rhona Goskirk on the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, has commented on a persistent “challenge” for the show’s writers.
Emmerdale recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and the ITV serial soap still has plenty of dramatic plotlines that writers have been developing behind the scenes. Cain Dingle, played by Jeff Hordley, is currently defending his son Kyle Winchester, who murdered Al Chapman (Michael Wildman). In an exclusive interview with thesuns.info, Zoe Henry, who portrays Rhona Goskirk and is wed to Cain actor Jeff in real life, discussed the demands placed on soap opera writers to produce engaging material.
The majority of the village attended Rhona’s wedding to Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock) earlier this year, which took place in St. Mary’s Church.
Although the couple seems to be doing well, some characters have been devastated by the storylines that have developed around them.
Al, Liv Flaherty (Isobel Steele), and Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton) have all died in the last few weeks.
Although Cain recently admitted killing dishonest businessman Al, ITV viewers now know it was his young son Kyle who did it.
If Cain is sentenced to life in prison for Al’s murder, will he be the next character to leave the soap opera?
Actress Zoe from Rhonas and actor Mark from Marlon spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about the soap opera’s plot lines.
The number of episodes that air each week has increased significantly, according to Zoe, who was speaking about significant changes the actors have witnessed since they first joined the soap.
Although it’s not a bad thing, she continued, “I think it might be more difficult for the storyline writers.”
What hasn’t changed, according to Mark, is the commitment of the show to producing the best episodes possible at all times.
So, when I first started, there were only two episodes a week, airing on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
“And now, with one episode every night and a double episode on Thursdays, we produce the equivalent of six episodes per week.
“It’s a lot, but how we try to tell stories hasn’t changed, and we have more episodes to work with so we can go into more detail,” the author said.
The amount of effort we put into getting it right hasn’t changed, he continued.
Prior to the deadly storm sweeping through the Yorkshire Dales for the soap opera’s anniversary week in October, Cain actor Jeff spoke exclusively to thesuns.info.
The actors, according to Jeff, only receive contracts for one year at a time. He continued, “I sometimes find that hard to believe, but they have to keep the show moving and they’ve got to freshen up the show.
“However, they occasionally have to say goodbye to people, and that is always upsetting, but one day I am sure it will be me, it could be this year,” the speaker continued.
After 22 years on the Emmerdale set, Cain was chosen by Entertainment Daily readers as the show’s all-time greatest character.
On Monday’s episode of the show, Moira Barton, his on-screen wife played by Natalie J. Robb, acknowledged that she wasn’t suited to fill in for him.
Will she put Kyle under the bus in order to spare Cain from a life sentence in prison?
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