'Home and Away': More Heath and River Boys chat from Dan Ewing
Published Jul 28 2011, 00:01 BST | By Daniel Kilkelly Home and Away
actor Dan Ewing
recently had a chat with Digital Spy
about life on the Summer Bay soap and what's to come for his character Heath Braxton.
If you haven't done so already, head over to our main interview with Dan
for his thoughts on his on-screen brothers, what it was like to join the long-running show and why we're about to see more from Heath.
Here, though, Soap Scoop
presents some bonus snippets from our chat with Dan...You mentioned how great the Home and Away cast were when you joined - is there anyone in particular who really made you feel welcome?
"Luke Jacobz, who played Angelo, was great - he was always taking us out for drinks and making us feel welcome, and it was great to have someone like that on set. We're very fortunate to have such a friendly cast. Everyone was so welcoming, they asked questions to get to know us and they offered their assistance - there was nobody who wasn't lovely."Do you and the River Boys have any scenes coming up with Alf Stewart?
"That was the one thing I was looking forward to - Heath and Alf having a conversation. I've just shot a scene where Heath is basically repeating some of Alf's choice phrases back to him, and it is the funniest thing that I've ever seen! I was deliberately trying to stir Ray up, because he's a Queenslander and I'm from New South Wales, so there's a bit of a rugby rivalry there! It was one of the most fun scenes that you could ever put together. Alf certainly attempts to let the River Boys know how he feels about the situation, that's for sure."Do you think Heath could ever find true love in the Bay?
"Heath has certainly found true love in the Bay with his surfboard and with his criminal activities! I think anybody is capable of true love, but Heath needs to learn how to deal with emotions first as that's what he struggles with. He struggles with rejection from Bianca - he's never met anyone like her and he's never felt the way that he does about her. I think that's going to be an interesting thing - to see how Heath deals with real-life situations and emotions. I haven't shot any 'true love' at the moment, but there's certainly going to be more love scenes and more romance."Have you had a favourite scene so far?
"I think definitely when we were up at the marijuana crop and chasing Angelo around the fields. We were on the back of the truck and even though they were blanks, we were using real rifles to shoot at him. That was amazing - us on the back of a truck, chasing this poor guy around the bush! When you shoot scenes like that, it makes you realise that this isn't just some studio-based soapie - it's a drama and it's fantastic."Did you enjoy your recent stint on Dancing with the Stars in Australia?
"It was amazing. It broke down a social fear that I'd always had, because I was never a dancer. I was so scared even just dancing in a packed nightclub where people can't even tell what you're doing. It freed up something within me that was amazing. As a performer, 20 years ago you had to be able to sing, dance and act otherwise nobody would look at you, so 'TV chumps' like me get it easy these days! It's really good to add that tool to my box and I've definitely made some life-long friends. And it's a life-long skill now - I'm not afraid of dancing and I'd like to develop my skills further."What do you get up to in your spare time?
"I'm a huge, huge basketball fanatic so I love to play a bit of that. I'm into the Sydney Kings big-time - they're my team at home. I'm also pretty outdoorsy so I love going to the beach. I'm very social too, so I love going out with mates and having a drink or watching a game. And to be honest with you, just sitting down and watching DVDs or a bit of telly, because you don't get much time to yourself when you're doing a show as big as Home and Away
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