'EastEnders' Michael Moon is a "psychopath", says Steve John Shepherd
Published Mar 29 2012, 18:45 BST | By Paul Millar EastEnders
actor Steve John Shepherd
has claimed that his character Michael Moon is a psychopath.
Shepherd told Soaplife
that Michael, who is engaged
to Charlie Brooks's devious alter ego Janine Butcher, is "definitely plotting something".
"I see him as a functioning psychopath," Shepherd said. "He's not quite enough of a psychopath to be certifiable.
"But he's able to act without emotion. He can close off his compassion and be very cold."
About Michael and Janine's summer wedding, he added: "Her insistence that he sign a pre-nup suggests she doesn't trust him. If they pulled in the same direction, they could make a great team.
"But they do have this power struggle going on. Michael's definitely plotting something."
Janine, who is also starting a family with Michael, only kept the baby after her stepmother Pat persuaded her while dying of cancer on New Year's Day.
Brooks is taking a six-month break
from August, explaining that she requires "a bit of breathing space"
from the BBC soap.