Monday, 31 July 2017

Sam Robertson Interview: "I felt like Adam was a spare part"

Sam Robertson, who plays Adam Barlow in Coronation Street, was interviewed in the Scottish Sun in which he talks about Adam teaming up with Rosie Webster in the coming weeks.  Adam, he reveals, will also turn his attentions to Eva!

Talking about his first run as Adam Barlow in Coronation Street from 2004 to 2007, Sam admits he got a bit fed up with soap life.

He says: “The trouble ten years ago was that I was on the periphery and when the character was not that involved, it was hard to get momentum going. I don’t think myself or the show’s writers or producers had any idea of who this character was. I said to the producers and casting department that I felt like bit of a spare part the first time around. It was my fear again but it couldn’t be more different this time.

“I’m playing him as charming as possible because at first I was unsure whether I wanted to play a character like that. It’s been fun, I’m enjoying it, I feel like I’m finally creating a character now which is great fun for me. I’ve been back a year now and it’s effectively a brand new character and production team.

“It feels like a brand new job, and the first few months were just finding my feet. It’s been a pleasure for me as the people I’m working with are really well established, big characters in the show, so it’s good fun and really satisfying.”

“Work wise I’m settling in and I need to figure out long term where it’s going to go. With this job you don’t want to get too comfortable and plot the next ten years because a new producer could come in and not like you.”

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naysayer said...

I love Adam Barlow (wish he was called Baldwin though, he should think about changing his name). I think his true nature showed when he was with Amy at the cemetery that time. He's not as bad as people make him out to be, much better character than Daniel. Hope he stays a long time.

Anonymous said...

I agree naysayer. We're seeng glimpses of a soft heart in Adam I'm looking forward to seeing this character develop.

Anonymous said...

I would love to hear Sam Robertson's explanation for his hair style choice in 2006. This could be a whole news article unto itself.

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