Wise owl Phil Mitchell

Phil Mitchell's drug addiction will make him a "wiser and older owl".

Steve McFadden who plays the troubled soap hardman in EastEnders admits he thinks his alter-ego will learn from his upcoming problems with crack cocaine.

He said: "I think he'll come out the other side of this a wiser and older owl. He'll be stronger and a more complete person."

The actor is unsure how Phil will cope being on his own, after he falls out with his mother Peggy Mitchell when she hands his daughter over to his ex-wife.

Steve explained: "He's a 49-year-old bloke living with his mum and he won't even be that person any more. We've had Phil and Grant, then Phil and Peggy. but now he'll be on his own."

Despite the gruelling storyline, Steve admits he is thrilled with how 2010 is panning out for him.

He added to Soaplife magazine: "Doing a storyline like this drains the life out of you. I can honestly say this has been my most challenging and exciting year in EastEnders."

Source - Virgin Media


Winona said…
look at that...phil can smile...

crack cocaine will make him a "wiser and older owl"...well, agree with the "older" bit, but "wiser"?
and here was i, hoping he'd OD...and what's with all this face-slapping lately; Phil? Peggy?
Anonymous said…
Steve has got to be the best actor on eastenders! I know that not many people like him as Phil because he's an oaf sometimes but you got to give it to him, his acting skills are amazing. I cant help but laugh sometimes because i get so drawn in by eastenders that when i stop and think that he is really in a studio with loads of people and cameras watching i laugh because i just do not know how he does it, he's a really convincing a**e WE LOVE YOU STEVE!!!! All the other actors are great too WE LOVE YOU ALLLLL!!!!

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