Danny Dyer pleased to ‘delve into prison darkness’ in EastEnders

Danny Dyer pleased to ‘delve into prison darkness’ in EastEnders

Danny Dyer was "really pleased" to "delve into the darkness" of prison life in his latest ‘EastEnders’ storyline.
The 41-year-old actor’s alter-ego Mick Carter is behind bars for the attempted murder of Stuart Highway (Ricky Champ) after the calculated character claimed his former pal shot him, and the ‘Football Factory’ actor was pleased the scriptwriters decided to "focus" on the goings-on in jail.
He said: "What I was really pleased about was we don’t just leave it at the gates, we actually delve into the darkness of what it’s like to try and survive in prison.
"I’m happy to be focused on that. With Stuart all bets are off, anything can happen, so it’s tied in lovely with that storyline."
Danny "didn’t feel" as though he was appearing in ‘EastEnders’ during the prison scenes, but has praised the casting of Mick’s fellow cons.
He added: "The job changes when you go off the Square. We built a set within the studio and I was interacting with different characters so it didn’t feel like ‘EastEnders’ for a bit.
"I really think we’ve nailed it, it’s been very well cast.
"It was nice to get a bit of a fresh intake on how Mick would survive away from his family."
But Danny’s daughter Dani Dyer won’t be coming to Mick’s rescue anytime soon, after she recently revealed show bosses have banned her from landing a part on the programme because it would spark a "massive outrage".
She said: "I don’t know about ‘EastEnders’, they wouldn’t let me in it.
"They won’t let me, and are like, ‘it ain’t going to happen’.
"I think it’s because my dad is already on it so if I went on it there would be a massive outrage."