Tuesday, 29 November 2011

A Look Back...

It's been two long weeks since my last post - life has been keeping me on my toes...I'll keep it short and sweet:

Feedback from the Children In Need performance has been nothing short of fantastic. Stephanie was extremely proud to be involved, and the guys did a marvellous job. I have uploaded a high quality video of the performance onto youtube and here it is:

e4.com/hollyoaks also treated us to a behind the scenes video of the supergroup they call A.S.D.A preparing for the spectacle:

This week it was revealed that there would be a retrospective Hollyoaks episode coming sometime next month which will be compiled of all the best bits of the soap from the past year. The Hollyoaks Music Show is also making a comeback and we can confirm that Stephanie will be involved with that. It is being filmed this coming Saturday. Date of broadcasting is yet to be confirmed.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Hollyoaks live on Children In Need 2011

BBC's Children In Need takes place this Friday 18th November on BBC1! Some of the Hollyoaks cast will be appearing live on stage at approximately 11:20pm. Look out for Stephanie performing alongside Danny Mac (Dodger), and Abi Philips (Liberty). The appeal show will be keeping you entertained all night, until 2am! 
Are you doing something to raise money for Children In Need? Send me an email at stephaniedavisonline@gmail.com with the details and I will plug it on our twitter: @StephD_Online hopefully this will help you raise some more cash!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

more videos!

Hope you all enjoyed Friday's episode with the #wretch32invasion. That hashtag has been going quite mental the past couple of days! If you can't get enough then here are a few inside videos from the hollyoaks youtube channel

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Exclusive #wretch32 invasion photos!

By now you must be in the know about the Hollyoaks #wretch32invasion! If you aren't, get to know! All the information you need is on this page, just read the articles below. So, here are some exclusive pictures of what to expect from Friday's episode, airing 6.30pm on Channel 4.

Some are screen shots, some are photographs. Either way, they are delightful and I have compiled these little exclusive nuggets into one for you. There's no editing on my half, no jazzing or frills, just some great shots from a fantastic source. Enjoy! (Little tip: click on the image and... WUHEY bigger version in another window).
Don't forget to follow me on Twitter; it's the first account for this site! @StephD_Online . While you're online, why not send Stephanie or Jonny Clarke (Bart) a tweet: @stephanieannd @jonnyclarke66

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Wretch 32 Invasion!

As we're eagerly anticipating the outcome of the Bart vs. Gaz for the prize of Sinead's heart, Hollyoaks have just blown conventional soap filming out of the water and done something no soap has done before!
Last night, Hollyoaks pulled off a live stunt at a secret Wretch 32 gig.

The stunt is part of the climax in the love triangle storyline between Sinead, Bart and Gaz. Sinead and Bart have left the village to take an exciting job selling gig merchandise internationally, but will the two take off for Europe once Bart makes a daring last attempt to win back Sinead?

First of all, let's have a catch up of the Bart & Sinead love story, thanks to the hollyoaks youtube channel. You might notice that the music sounds like it's from some climactic thriller movie, not a youthful teen drama. Anyhoo...

Then yesterday evening, at a live Wretch 32 gig, Hollyoaks filmed their stunt. Bart stormed the stage in a last attempt to win back his ex-girlfriend, Sinead, who is part of the merchandise selling team for Wretch 32. The majority of the crowd was not aware of this stunt, and this has provided some authentic reactions which Wretch 32 described afterwards as 'priceless'. This is Wretch's cameo debut, and the rapper was fairly nervous, commenting that he had to 'style it out' as the only acting he had done before was in school.
Sinead and Gaz are obviously present in the scene alongside Tilly and Jono.

Some of the crowd were given Nikon cameras before the gig so they could film the stunt. If their footage is good enough it could be featured on the television show! Nikon is the official sponsor for Hollyoaks.

Check out Bart's stage invasion here!

Hollyoaks' new series producer Emma Smithwick commented: "Hollyoaks is one of the most exciting and contemporary youth dramas currently on British screens and we want to continue to set trends, break boundaries and engage with our audience.

Invading a live music gig was such an exciting prospect because it not only allowed us to associate Hollyoaks with a current act like Wretch 32, but also allowed us to deliver a story in real time and interact and engage with the audience on a new level"

In my opinion, the quality of the Hollyoaks storylines are improving all the time. The show deserves the increasing credibility that it is receiving. After the enthralling events of the Silas storyline, I was prepared for the shocks to die down. Now Hollyoaks have pulled off an innovation. This is why the ratings are going up, and this is why Hollyoaks is the soap to watch! It is not afraid to push the boundaries and try something new.  If this is the way that the soap is going,  I will be sticking firmly with it, and I hope you all will to!

To catch the surprise episode, tune in at 6:30 on Channel 4. It won't be available on First Look Thurs 7pm on E4, as that is when 'A Little Film About Love by Jason Costello' will be aired. 

Monday, 7 November 2011

Boys are like buses...

you're casually hoping for at least one and then two pop along at once, eh Sinead? 

Decision time is fast approaching. Keep on reading...

Now I know you lot love a good round of photographs! Here are some snaps of Stephanie outside a nightclub for Hollyoaks filming. Who's that cheeky fella in the background of the third picture? It's Sinead's boyfriend and badboy Gaz! It was confirmed earlier this month that Gaz (played by Joel Goonan) will be leaving the show...so we wonder what storyline is coming up next?

Hopefully you've began watching Hollyoaks this week, and please do continue as there will be a focus on Sinead, Gaz and Bart. We think maybe Sinead has caught a taste for running away from the Hollyoaks village.  Will Bart be able to bring her home? I say no more on that subject, you'll just have to watch...

With on going debate as to who Sinead should devote herself to, I'd love to know what you think! Has Bart had his chance? Should Sinead stay with Gaz? Or should she rekindle her first love, and leave Gaz for Bart? Let everybody know what you think by leaving a comment on this post, or send me a tweet @StephD_Online

Steph chats to Digital Spy

Everyone in on the soap scoop knows that Digital Spy .com is THE place to go to catch up , and they always provide the lengthiest and juiciest interviews. Here you can read the full length version of Stephanie's interview in which the questions focus on her storylines in Hollyoaks and her relationships with other characters, on and off screen.

Hollyoaks' feisty sixth former Sinead O'Connor announces that she's leaving the village next week after she and boyfriend Gaz are presented with a big job opportunity.

When Sinead and Gaz land an exciting chance to head off on a European tour where they'll be selling gig merchandise, they quickly make plans to leave for a fresh start - believing that they don't have anything keeping them in the area.

However, Sinead's big news comes at a cost to lovesick Bart McQueen as he still has feelings for her but is too stubborn to admit them. With Jason's help, will he declare his love to Sinead before it's too late?

Here, Stephanie Davis - who plays Sinead - chats to Digital Spy about the latest storyline twists ahead for her character.

How strong would you say Sinead's feelings for Gaz are at the moment?
"To be honest, I don't think they're very strong. If anything, I think Sinead feels sorry for him because he's had a hard life. It's a bit like he's the consolation prize for Sinead - she's gone with him to prove a point to Bart, but also because she wants to be happy and she wants to be loved. Because Bart's not fighting for her at the moment, she just thinks 'Why not?' when it comes to Gaz."

Is Gaz's bad boy nature part of the appeal for Sinead too?
"Yeah, I think she is a bit of a fan of bad boys! She really likes the risk of being with someone like that - she enjoys it when she doesn't know what's going to happen next."

Where does that leave things between Bart and Sinead?
"Well, I think you can tell that Sinead actually isn't that happy with Gaz. It seems like Gaz just wants one thing a lot of the time. The main reason Sinead is with Gaz is that she wants Bart to wake up - he can have her if he wants her, but he's just got to fight for her. But she's starting to give up, so that's why she's trying to make things work with Gaz."

What's going on between Gaz and Maddie at the moment?
"Gaz continues to try it on with Maddie. Maddie has told Sinead about this, but she just thinks that Maddie is trying to meddle - as they have this Mean Girls-type relationship where they're both trying to be the most popular and well-liked. Gaz is also playing some mind tricks with Sinead, but he's secretly planning to finish with her because he likes Maddie more."

What happens next?
"Gaz is just about to finish with Sinead, but at that moment, he sees her chatting to a guy who's a tour promoter. They both get offered a job selling gig merchandise on a tour that's going all over Europe. 

"When Gaz realises that Sinead has got him this job and really does care for him, he changes his mind and wants to stay with her. So Sinead makes the decision to go away on tour with Gaz and leave Hollyoaks. She feels like she has nothing keeping her in the village, so she might as well try to make a life somewhere else."

Does Sinead tell Diane about her plans?
"She doesn't! Sinead feels like she's caused her mum enough hassle, and she knows that Diane wouldn't take the news very well. So she doesn't tell her - she's planning on just getting up and going."

Do you think there's anything genuine about Sinead and Maddie's friendship?
"I think at the moment it's a case of 'keep your enemy close'. They're friends with each other, but Sinead's a good judge of character and she can see what Maddie's about - even if nobody else can see it. Sinead's quite wary of Maddie, but in this storyline, she's had enough of her by this point and is suspicious of what Maddie's telling her about Gaz."

Jason is the one who's trying to play matchmaker between Bart and Sinead, isn't he?
"Yeah he is, and I think that's really nice. The three of them have been through so much together. Jason realises that nothing will ever happen between him and Bart, as Jason wants to be a boy and that's the end of it. So Jason tells Bart that life's too short and he should go after Sinead before it's too late. 

"Sinead is in London with Gaz for a concert and will go on the European dates immediately afterwards. So it's a case of whether Bart will fight for Sinead and whether he'll win her back - or if she'll go away with Gaz and leave Hollyoaks."

Do you think Sinead and Bart are made for each other?
"I think they are, yeah. Even though they have their ups and downs, they know each other so well and they both come from similar broken families. No matter who comes along, I really think that Sinead and Bart are the ones who are meant to be together."

Have you enjoyed showing Sinead in a new surrounding recently as she's now at the sixth form?
"Yeah, I have! It's been a big transition for Sinead and she definitely didn't get off to a good start. But I think that there's a chance she could start to settle down. I think you're going to see a different side to Sinead with some of the stuff that's coming up…"

Are the sixth form gang all close friends in real life?
"Yeah! Some of the lads are living together at the moment - Jonny Clarke, Tosin Cole and Dylan Llewellyn. I'm really good friends with Jonny in real life, so I'll often go round there with the other girls and we'll all have a big meal together. We're like a family - Hollyoaks to me is like my second family. We all hang out together and we're really close."

Are there any more family scenes coming up for Sinead, Diane and Finn?
"I hope so! I think we're getting some stuff written for us at the moment. I really love all the family scenes at the house. Finn is funny and Alex Fletcher, who plays Diane, is like my mum in real life - or like a big sister! I'm always phoning Alex for a chat. Whenever I do a scene with Alex, it's really easy because we're so close in real life. I hope there's more of that stuff to come."

Would you like to see Finn get some stories of his own when Connor, who plays him, is a bit older?
"I'd like to see that - I think Connor can do a lot. At the moment, he's still quite young and he's got school, so it's just finding that balance between school and filming. I'd like to think he could have some good storylines coming up, because he's a talented kid. He's like my little brother in real life. Maybe he could become a proper bad boy and be the next Gaz!"

Are you sad about Victoria Atkin's departure from Hollyoaks?
"I'm gutted - she's my best friend. Me, Jonny and Vic call ourselves The Three Musketeers because we're so close. I stay in Vic's most nights and we hang out together, so we know each other inside out. When I found out Victoria was going, I literally cried every day until she left! She's staying in Liverpool for a little while, so she hasn't got rid of me that easily - we'll still keep in contact!"

Victoria did a great job with her big storyline, didn't she?
"She's an incredible actress - ridiculously good. On set, I've never met someone so professional. Everything's genuine with her - when she cried, she never used a tear stick and it was always her own tears. Out of anyone, I can definitely say with Victoria that she's going to go on to better things. I think she wants to do some TV dramas now and I think she'll be great at it - she's going to do really well."

What else is coming up for Sinead?
"I think recently we've lost a bit of Sinead's feisty side because the storylines have been quite serious, and they've been bringing the new characters in and letting the audience get used to them. Now, with the recent scripts that I've been filming, Sinead's been bringing back her cheeky comments and I'm really liking that. 

"On TV, there's a few more weeks of Sinead being down but then she's going to bring back her witty side. She's got a lot in store. She's got lots of exciting storylines coming up which are going to take her on a rollercoaster - it'll be up and down!"

Who would you like Sinead to have more scenes with?
"Well, I've done some stuff with the McQueens recently and I've still got quite a bit coming up with them. I'd probably say Brendan, but I think I will actually start working with him soon. I've already had a couple of scenes with Emmett and I'd like to start working with him more. I've got a lot of stuff with the Osbornes coming up as well. 

"I love working with Quinny who plays Gilly as well, but I actually can't work with him because we laugh so much! We did a scene that'll be coming out soon and it was a serious one, but I just couldn't keep a straight face. In the end, we laughed so much that we couldn't look at each other, so you'll see on TV that we're both looking away from each other!"

Is it exciting to be involved in Hollyoaks in general at the moment?
"Definitely. Before I was in Hollyoaks, it was my favourite soap. We have a lot of teenage viewers but older people watch it as well, and I think it's good for older people to watch too. I think, especially recently, the other soaps need to watch out for Hollyoaks because we're on a roll. Scan who plays Brendan is roping in all those awards, and I've been nominated for the NTAs, which I'm made up over as I really didn't expect to be nominated for that. There's going to be so much more to come from Hollyoaks this year."

What has your new producer Emma Smithwick been like to work with so far?
"I honestly think that she's the best thing that's happened to the show. She's so fresh. She's like a friend as well - she'll have a coffee with you in the canteen and chat to you, and you can ask questions very openly about your character. I think she's got some really exciting things coming up for the show. I can't wait - I think this is the most exciting time for Hollyoaks."

Thursday, 3 November 2011

She's in fashion...

Stephanie has been spotted by the fashion paparazzi! And now the fashion blog is letting the web know how to get Stephanie's style without breaking the bank, so you can now replicate Stephanie's hot on trend style. Click here for the fashion article with links on where to buy similar items such as the fabulous leopard print panel leggings

Also, heads up fashion freaks! It's almost that time of year again...for Clothes Show Live! Head on to the Birmingham NEC between 2nd-7th December for a magic pageantry of the catwalk, live music, celebrities, make overs and of course, lots and lots of shopping! Stephanie will be making an appearance with David Atkins who plays cheeky fresher 'Rob' in Hollyoaks. Across all the dates, various Hollyoaks stars will be with Heat magazine in the Hollyoaks Lounge, and will be helping to get the party started in fashion theatre!
Due to high demand you will need to book tickets to attend the event. Go to the official website here!