FRANK FACES CAR-NAGE!
There’s deadly danger for Frank and Megan, reveals Michael Praed...
It works a treat when Megan Macey buys a vintage sports car to woo back her former fella, Frank Clayton. But it’s a dodgy motor and it careers into a ditch while they’re out for a spin. ‘The car is upside down,’ actor Michael Praed tells Soaplife. ‘It’s violent. You look at the car and you think they could either die or be injured. It’s certainly going to be a life-changing situation.’ Will the pair emerge unscathed?
Why can’t Frank forgive Megan for cheating when he did it himself with Charity Dingle?
I wonder if it’s just a ‘man thing’ and that women are more tolerant. It’s not just the fact that she slept with Graham Foster; she also falsely accused Frank of a scam, which could have resulted in him going to prison. There’s still quite a bit of resentment hanging in the air about that.
What’s with the motorbike and car stuff?
It’s classic midlife crisis territory, isn’t it? Frank walks around the corner, he sees this car and it thumps him between the eyes. It’s a sense of nostalgia. It represents something Frank isn’t at the moment. It’s masculine and virile and he feels a bit emasculated. It’s a huge gesture that Megan buys it for Frank.
What is wrong with the car?
Well, it isn’t kosher because it’s come from Ross and it’s dangerous. Something is leaking and the car isn’t well. They drive off and, the next thing you know, it is upside down and bits of it are strewn everywhere.
How do you feel about having Andrew Scarborough as a love rival?
Well, quite why Megan would choose Graham over Frank is a complete mystery to me. Women are fickle creatures indeed! Graham’s very mysterious; he has that dark, brooding quality that some people find irresistible. We get on very well because we share a dressing room.
What do you think about Frank working in the factory?
Well, I’ve always had a thing for ridiculous hats and polyester. It’s terrific fun being a rascal, but the great thing about Frank working in the factory is that I get to work closely with Bhasker Patel and Chris Bisson.
Would you like to see Frank paired up with a new woman?
Yes, but all the people I think would be ideal for him are completely inappropriate.
If Megan and Frank make it down the aisle, what sort of wedding will they have?
She must have some sort of dream wedding idea in her head, but I don’t think they’d be allowed within a mile of a church.
Would you like Frank and Megan to stay together?
Yes. Megan actress Gaynor Faye and I have been working closely for a couple of years now and we’re tremendously invested in Megan and Frank. There is a shred of genuine emotion when one cheats on the other!