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Jorgie Porter (Theresa McQueen, 'Hollyoaks')

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Jorgie Porter as Theresa McQueen

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Theresa McQueen's dark history comes back to haunt her on Hollyoaks next week as she and her baby daughter Kathleen-Angel are snatched and held captive by bad boy Kyle Ryder. Kyle is determined for revenge after being framed for Calvin's murder - but how far will he go to make the true culprit suffer? As Warren, Ethan and Carmel end up on the scene and the hostage drama comes to a head, fans can expect stunts and shocks as one character will lose their life… DS recently chatted to Jorgie Porter, who plays Theresa, to hear more about a week of high drama for Hollyoaks.

How does Theresa feel when she hears rumours that Kyle could be back in the village?
"She's absolutely frightened for her life. Obviously she put Kyle into prison - it wasn't her idea but she went along with it because she didn't want to be apart from her baby. Theresa knows that Kyle must have so much rage inside of him after being in prison, and he's already threatened her a lot. So Theresa is really worried about Kyle taking revenge."

What do her family think of the situation?
"The McQueens all tell Theresa to leave the village - they feel that there's nothing else she can do now and no good can come from her staying in Hollyoaks. So her mum arranges for her to be put up with a friend in Manchester."

What happens next?
"Ethan arranges to meet Theresa before she goes - he keeps asking her why she has to leave and what the big secret is. But obviously Theresa can't tell him that she's a killer! So they arrange to meet at a car park, but by the time Ethan gets there, Theresa is gone because she's been snatched by Kyle. So Theresa and Ethan don't get to have their meeting."

3014: Kyle and Theresa
How does Theresa cope with her ordeal?
"She doesn't have a clue where Kyle has taken her. He ties her up in an abandoned building, and her baby is there with her - so Theresa's mothering instincts kick in as well. She's absolutely terrified, but she also becomes a bit of a warrior because she feels like she really has to protect her baby."

Does Theresa worry that Kyle could hurt Kathleen-Angel?
"Yeah, definitely! Theresa worries that in order to get to her, Kyle could hurt the baby. And Kyle is very shifty about that - he knows that the baby is Theresa's weak point and he uses that to really wind Theresa up."

What does Kyle hope to achieve by doing all this?
"His motive is purely revenge - that's all he wants and Theresa doesn't know how far he'll go, because he's done so many bad things in the past. It's a really worrying time for her."

How does Warren become involved in the situation?
"It all starts when Warren has a conversation with Kyle on the phone. That puts a lot of questions in Theresa's mind because she wonders what Warren has to do with Kyle. So again, she's wondering what's going on and what could happen next."

3014: Theresa and Carmel
We've heard that things get very dramatic towards the end of the week…
"Yeah - Warren, Ethan and Carmel all end up at the building. I can't say exactly what happens, but there's a stunt, someone gets shot and someone dies!"

Did you enjoy being at the centre of such a dramatic week for Hollyoaks?
"Oh yeah, it was so cool! You don't always get a chance to do stuff like this - soaps don't often do stunts all the time, but we're really lucky on Hollyoaks because there are a lot of stunts. It's amazing. Everyone spends a lot of time and effort on them and the crew do so much work, along with the actors and the directors. So much goes into it, and it's so fun to be out on location and doing something that is on such a big scale."

Theresa's guilt over Calvin has been a really long-running storyline - what have you thought of it all?
"It's been really exciting. I didn't think that Theresa would be the one who killed him when the storyline first came out, so that was a surprise. And it was also a bit scary because when you kill someone, you have to have a punishment - so I've been wondering for a year now, 'When am I going to go? When am I going to get caught?!'"

Do you think Theresa deserves to be punished for what she's done?
"It'd be heart-wrenching if she was punished and if she had to go - I'd miss her! But someone dies next week, so who knows what could happen?"

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