Cast Interviews
Marc Hendrey

Marc Hendrey

Plays
Rees Salter

DESCRIBE YOUR CHARACTER:
Rees has finally found his feet in life which has given him loads more confidence, especially with the females. He's chuffed that he has finally got a proper family unit and he's a more stable character for this. His 'chavness' has gone too.

REMIND US OF WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR CHARACTER AT THE END OF LAST SERIES?
Last series Rees became besotted with Yasmin's friend Chanel, after she took his cherry and he got himself a job working for Matt as a commis chef in Nabokov's Coccoon.

REES SEEMED TO BE INFATUATED WITH CHANEL LAST SERIES - DOES THIS CONTINUE IN THIS SERIES?
At the start of this series Rees is totally taken with Chanel but he gets tired with her games and her playing hard to get. So he starts to look elsewhere...

WHAT DO YOU THINK CHANEL'S TRUE FEELINGS TOWARDS REES ARE?
I do think that Chanel really likes Rees but she is not used to a genuine guy and this freaks her out a bit. Also, I think she is scared of getting hurt so she keeps her distance.

WILL REES HAVE ANY OTHER LOVE INTERESTS THIS SERIES?
Rees starts seeing a waitress who is an art student. Obviously Chanel is not happy not being the apple of Rees's eye any more!

DID YOU HAVE TO SHOOT ANY SEX SCENES THIS SERIES?
I did do a scene with Dominique, who plays Chanel in a car and half way through the 'humping' part she cried out in pain... apparently I had been bashing her with my belt buckle!

DO YOU THINK REES HAS CHANGED MUCH SINCE LAST SERIES?
Rees has definitely changed since the last series. He is not so much a 'chav' which has made way for a smarter, more clean-cut Rees. He takes pride in himself now he is getting attention from the women.

DOES REES CONTINUE WORKING IN THE KITCHEN WITH MATT?
Matt makes Rees his sous chef and Rees is over the moon. He sees Matt like a second dad and would be gutted if Matt wasn't totally truthful with him.

REES IS CLOSE TO BOTH HIS TWIN YASMIN AND HIS MUM JOLY - IS THIS THE SAME IN THIS SERIES?
Rees still loves his mum and sister very much but he does get torn between the two when they have a big row. But he does handle it well and does his best to put things right.

ARE YOU CLOSE TO YOUR FAMILY?
I'm close to my family, more so since moving out. Although my younger brother and sister can still be annoying in the usual sibling sort of way. But I still love them all because they are my family and keep me grounded.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY ABOUT PLAYING YOUR CHARACTER?
I enjoy playing a character that has changed so much since the first series. I get to play around with load of different emotions which is what every actor wants in a character.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE AND DISLIKE ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER IF YOU WERE INTRODUCED IN REAL LIFE?
I think I would get on more with Rees this series if I met him. He has a 'nicer' element to him that we started to see at the end of Series one. Although he becomes a little bit of a nymphomaniac in one scene with Lizzy this series!

REES IS DESPERATE TO BE POPULAR WITH THE LADIES - ARE YOU THE SAME?
I wouldn't say I'm desperate to be 'in' with the ladies! I'm seeing a girl at the moment and I'm happy.

HAVE YOU FILMED A MEMORABLE SCENE YET?
The car scene with Dominique was definitely memorable! Poor Dominique... we had to put a towel between us in the end.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST PROFESSIONAL ACTING ROLE?
I had a small role in The Bill.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND BROUGHT UP?
I was born in London but I grew up in Bournemouth.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
West London.

DO YOU SUPPORT A FOOTBALL TEAM?
I support England but not really a premiership team.

WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING INVOLVED WITH EXTRA TIME?
We have such a friendly vibe on set between the cast and the crew so coming to work every day is a pleasure.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING SINCE FILMING THE LAST SERIES? FILMING OTHER PROJECTS, HOLIDAY ETC?
I chilled in Bournemouth with my parents over the summer and I filmed a T-mobile advert in Slovakia.

WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO DO AFTER FINISHING FILMING THE SERIES?
I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing for dinner let alone when the series finishes!

HOW OLD ARE YOU?
20.