Hollyoaks: Kieron Richardson hated Ste Hay
The actor plays reformed bad boy Ste Hay in the Channel 4 soap but admits he was relieved to be able to give his own input into the character when he joined the show in 2006.
He said: “When he came into the show Ste was a bit of a skater boy, and I hated that.
“I decided to say all the lines in a sinister way and do under-the-eyebrows stuff, and the writers picked up on it. I feel like I’ve helped create it.”
Though Kieron – whose alter ego is currently experiencing domestic abuse in his secret relationship with Brendan Brady (Emmett J. Scanlan) – likes portraying Ste now, he also admires Ashley Taylor Dawson’s outrageous character Darren Osbourne.
He told Inside Soap magazine: “I like Ashley Taylor Dawson’s character Darren. Ashley plays a lot of comedy bits, but he also does dramatic scenes really well, so he’s got quite a diverse character.”