Darcy Gray joined Emmerdale earlier this year as the son of rapist and murderer Pierce Harris after coming into contact with Rhona following the death of his father
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Emmerdale actor Darcy Gray has revealed he was planning to quit acting before landing his role as Marcus Dean.
The 31-year-old joined the ITV soap opera earlier this year as the son of rapist and murderer Pierce Harris after coming into contact with Rhona following the death of his father.
Fans were immediately suspicious of Marcus as he began developing a romance with Ethan Anderson.
He’s recently settled in the village – but it looks like he has a dark side that hasn’t been revealed yet…
Speaking to the Mirror on the red carpet at the British Soap Awards last night, Darcy said he was “so grateful” to be a part of Emmerdale.
“It’s weird to say that,” he said. “This time last year it was a very different story. I almost thought about quitting acting – I thought about it so much. And then Emmerdale came along and it really changed everything.
“I remember the guys were like, ‘Be careful because we’re not sure how the audience is going to react to you because obviously it’s the story between me and my dad. Let’s just say everyone was really, really nice and positive. I think everyone expects Marcus to be maybe a little more evil than expected, but time will tell how that plays out.”
When asked how Marcus’ relationship with Ethan will develop, he said: “It’s been amazing so far – I would say it’s a very fast-paced relationship, we committed to our love very quickly.
“I’ve been in a lot of relationships like that, I think a lot of people can relate to that fast-paced, lively type of relationship, and I think we all know the outcome of those kinds of stories too. But again, only time will tell. Lips are verbally sealed every time!
Is he interested in exploring more of Marcus’ dark side? “The dark side as an actor is always an exciting thing because it comes from the gut, it comes from a good place… he’s a Gemini, he has two faces, the yin and the yang, he has two things going on.
“And right now we see him relaxing in the village and exploring his nicer side. But yeah, look, darkness is always exciting… let’s see how bad it is for Marcus…”
*British Soap Awards can be viewed on the ITV Hub
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/emmerdales-darcy-grey-planned-quit-27211614 Emmerdale's Darcy Gray planned to quit acting before taking on the role as Pierce's son, Marcus