Emmerdale star Natalie J Robb talks Moira Barton’s forthcoming affair with farm hand Alex!
He keeps stripping off in Moira’s vicinity, and she keeps trying – but failing – not to look, given that at sixteen years older than him, she’s old enough to be his mother!
But the fact is, Moira is evidently a woman with some strong carnal needs, because let’s not forget that she bedded Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) when her husband John was too tired from running the new farm business to pay any attention to her in the bedroom!
So, having been a widow for some time now, it would seem those desires are surfacing once again, and Alex (Kurtis Stacey) has made it very clear that he’s more than happy to help her out on that front…
Yesterday, the Daily Record carried an interview with Natalie J Robb – who of course plays Moira – who spoke about the plotline.
She said, “He [Alex] starts taking his top off in the house and there’s a lot of torso showing.
“It’s not a bad body, I have to say, and I’m getting paid to look at it.
“Moira thinks he’s quite sweet, and when he splits up with his girlfriend she starts to fancy him.”
Natalie went on to reveal that she’s recently filmed kissing scenes with Kurtis – who is Shameless star Tina Malone’s nephew – and she reckons their characters’ passion will come across well on-screen.
She said of how Alex played out the scenes, “I thought, ‘Right, you’ve been thinking about that, sunshine’. He just went for it.”
Natalie added, “The producer said to me afterwards, ‘I can’t believe I’m putting this on at 7pm’.
“He said the scenes looked fantastic but he was worried about the watershed.”
And of the ‘cougar’ storyline in general, and her own real life feelings about age gap relationships, Natalie said, “Age isn’t an issue to me. I don’t know why Harry from One Direction gets so much criticism for dating older women.
“He’s enjoying life and maybe he just prefers girls who are older. He’s a little bit young for me though – he’s what you call just out of the wrapper.”
Don’t miss the drama of Moira and Alex’s affair beginning next week!