TOWIE’s James Lock says reality stars ‘got no respect’ when he turned to acting

The 35-year-old reality TV star who made a name for herself on The Only Way Is Essex is now a full-fledged cast member. James has said he will announce more information about the movie he has been in ‘very, very soon’

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James Lock opened up about the struggles of becoming a reality star as he teased a role in the upcoming film.

The 35-year-old said it was “difficult” and that people seeking fame on reality TV shows were “not respected”.

James, also known as Lockie, first stepped foot on the set of Made In Chelsea in 2013 and has been a member ever since.

But in recent episodes of the show, James has revealed that he had an interesting role in a mystery series.

He said it wasn’t a “Micky Mouse movie”, and insisted it would be a “proper movie with believable actors”.

James Lock says the movie he was in was a ‘proper movie’ with ‘reliable actors’


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James said that he finds that actors are more respected than reality stars


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Speaking of his transition, he told OK!: “The thing is, reality TV stars – if you want to call us that – are not really respected and I don’t know why. because it takes a lot of work to do what we do, it’s hard, it’s a lot harder than people realize.

“Acting has a lot more credibility, acting is an art. But I prefer acting, because when I was on TOWIE and I played Lockie – myself – people thought they knew me, people look at me and they have opinions about me. , my life, you know?”

He explains that viewers don’t realize how difficult it can be to portray themselves from a certain angle.

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James said that he always wanted to be an actor but his confidence held him back


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James, who is currently starring in Ex On The Beach, told OK!: “The project that I talked about in TOWIE is still very much going. I’ve done a few small roles just to regain my confidence. trust and get used to the acting, learn my lines and everything that goes with it.”

He says he’s now “officially” an actor, too, after announcing that he’d made a spot on Spotlight, the directory for professional casting.

The ITVBe reality star recently described himself as a “very troublesome man” and had always dreamed of becoming an actor but admitted that his confidence held him back.

He became famous for his role on TOWIE



He says he still “loves” reality TV and doesn’t want to leave it anytime soon, but says he’s excited to embark on a new path.

He said he would share news about the film “when the time is right”, but said it will be “very, very soon”.

James recently revealed that he went teetotal.

The former party animal said his rough days on town are over and he is focusing on his career.

He is currently on Ex On The Beach



James and Megan Barton Hanson, who was also on the show, split shortly after flying to New York together



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He told the Express that he has given up alcohol since the new year.

“I was a bit drunk on New Year’s Eve but then I stopped drinking.”

“As a glass of champagne Charlie – those days are over. I want to be the best version of myself.

“I need to focus and drinking interferes with my concentration.”

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