Home and Away's Casey Braxton has been one of the show's most prominent characters in recent months, which have been a period of mixed fortunes for the young River Boy.
On UK screens, Casey is currently serving periodic detention following last year's robbery and shooting incident with his villainous father Danny. However, his new relationship with Tamara Kingsley (Kelly Paterniti) has finally given him something to smile about in recent episodes.
Digital Spy recently caught up with Lincoln Younes, who plays Casey, for a quick chat about his current storylines and life at Home and Away.
It's been a dramatic year for Casey. How have you felt about these recent big storylines?
"I've loved it. Bigger storylines mean more content and emotions to work with, and it keeps the job interesting for both myself and hopefully the audience!"
Which scenes or stories have been the most challenging to film?
"Physically the most challenging was when Casey was kidnapped by Kyle, and we filmed those scenes in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. The heat, the flies and being chained to a car in the middle of nowhere for 12 hours was very different to a day of filming on the beach!
"The extreme conditions did help me get into Casey's mindset, and Parachilna is a beautiful part of Australia, so although it was one of the hardest storylines, I also took away some of the best memories."
Having Casey serving periodic detention has given you a chance to show him in a different environment again. Have you enjoyed that?
"Yes, taking Casey outside the comfort of Summer Bay again has helped in showing a more stoic, mature version of himself. As soon as Casey is in the detention centre, he has a run-in with Courtney and is put under pressure to make some tough choices.
"It is Casey's turn to make his own decisions and we discover more of Casey as his own man."
Why do you think Casey isn't keeping his head down and staying out of trouble in jail?
"Well he does his best, but through various conflicts, he realises he needs to tackle the Courtney problem head on, for better or for worse. He can't keep hiding and passively being victimised."
Romance-wise, do you think Casey is better suited to Tamara or Sasha?
"Casey has a strong connection to both, and he can't seem to put the history he shared with Tamara in the desert behind him. I think Casey and Tamara are better suited, purely because she doesn't let him become too down or introspective."
Is there anything you haven't explored with Casey that you'd be really keen to do in the future?
"Happiness. I would like to see Casey be genuinely happy for an extended amount of time without something happening to him, but I suppose it comes with the territory for him!"
Can you give us any hints on what you're filming at the moment? Is it a happy time for Casey, or still a dramatic one?
"I'm sworn to secrecy but I can say there is more drama to come - it is Summer Bay after all!"
Do you think Casey will ever become good friends with his half-brother Kyle?
"It will be pretty tough to forgive him and for Kyle to earn Casey's respect, but they do share blood, so you never know."
How do you feel about having Kate Ritchie on set at the moment? Are you hoping to share any scenes with her?
"Kate was such a huge part of the show and I understand why it's a job you would want to come back to. It's an honour to have her back - hopefully we get some scenes together!"
Would you like to stick around on Home and Away for a long time yet, or are you eager to explore other roles?
"I'm happy being on the show for now, but certainly in the future I will look to the US for other roles."
You must be pleased to see Luke Mitchell (Romeo) finding success in the US after leaving Summer Bay.
"I am so unbelievably happy for him. He and Rebecca [Breeds] are very close friends of mine and it is so reassuring when you see good things happening to good people. He's gonna kill it!"
What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?
"I like to stay fit and healthy, and that helps when keeping up with the demands of filming. I enjoy sport, movies, poker, video games and concerts. Nothing too crazy!"
Would you like to pay a promotional visit to the UK as Dan Ewing and Steve Peacocke have done in the past couple of years?
"Of course. I was lucky enough to have a personal holiday throughout London and Europe over our production break and would love to go back."
What's the best advice you've ever had when it comes to acting?
"Keep it real. If it's real, nothing else matters."
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Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 in the UK, and weekdays at 7pm on Network Seven in Australia.
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