Louisa Clein says Joe-Warren Plant has chaperones on Emmerdale set
24 April 2019 - 4:00 PM

Louisa Clein says Joe-Warren Plant has chaperones on Emmerdale set

Share article:

Louisa Clein says Joe-Warren Plant has "always got chaperones around" on the "Emmerdale" set.

The 40-year-old actress and the teen - who celebrated his 17th birthday just two weeks ago - are currently involved in a teacher-pupil grooming storyline, and they have tried to ensure there isn't much "physical stuff" on screen between the pair because they want to tell a story of "manipulation" rather than show "titillating" situations.

She said: "He's always got chaperones around, and the story is such that we've tried to stay away from as much physical stuff on screen as possible.

"We don't want to make it titillating and a bit kind of raunchy, that's not the story we're telling.

"It's about the manipulation, and it's about the suggestion of what she's doing to him."

Barnardo's applauds Emmerdale for highlighting child sex abuse crimes

Barnardo's applauds Emmerdale for highlighting child sex abuse crimes

22 May 2019 - 5:00 PM

Barnardo's applauds Emmerdale for highlighting child sex abuse crimes

Louisa admits it is "awkward" filming the intimate scenes but insists it would be with an older actor, too, and she praised Joe-Warren's "maturity" and "professionalism".

Speaking on "Loose Women", she added: "Listen, it's a job, that's what we do as actors isn't it. It's awkward when it's someone your own age as much as when it's someone young.

Matthew Wolfenden can't watch himself back on Emmerdale

Matthew Wolfenden can't watch himself back on Emmerdale

22 May 2019 - 1:00 PM

Matthew Wolfenden can't watch himself back on Emmerdale

"Joe-Warren's been on the show since he was eight years old, he's grown up on that show. He has a family on that show that love him and look after him.

"He's incredibly mature and professional as an actor, and we all look after him and he looks after us as well."

Last month, Louisa said the star is a "joy to work with".

She explained: "It is difficult, but Joe-Warren Plant is a joy to work with and he's so mature for his age.

"He's been on the show for such a long time and has been working with adults since he was eight years old, so he's very happy around adults. You wouldn't necessarily pin him as 16 when you met him."

Barnardo's applauds Emmerdale for highlighting child sex abuse crimes
22 May 2019

Barnardo's applauds Emmerdale for highlighting child sex abuse crimes

Barnardo's applauds Emmerdale for highlighting child sex abuse crimes
Ruth Langsford did Ouija board at boarding school
22 May 2019

Ruth Langsford did Ouija board at boarding school

Ruth Langsford did Ouija board at boarding school
EastEnders stars can't wait to see new scripts following management change
22 May 2019

EastEnders stars can't wait to see new scripts following management change

EastEnders stars can't wait to see new scripts following management change
Suranne Jones: Gentleman Jack intimacy director was vital to role
22 May 2019

Suranne Jones: Gentleman Jack intimacy director was vital to role

Suranne Jones: Gentleman Jack intimacy director was vital to role
ITV confirm Love Island duty of care changes
22 May 2019

ITV confirm Love Island duty of care changes

ITV confirm Love Island duty of care changes
Matthew Wolfenden can't watch himself back on Emmerdale
22 May 2019

Matthew Wolfenden can't watch himself back on Emmerdale

Matthew Wolfenden can't watch himself back on Emmerdale
Marnie Simpson's baby boost
22 May 2019

Marnie Simpson's baby boost

Marnie Simpson's baby boost
Richard Madeley details mothers battle with dementia
22 May 2019

Richard Madeley details mothers battle with dementia

Richard Madeley details mothers battle with dementia
Call The Midwife series 9 begins filming
22 May 2019

Call The Midwife series 9 begins filming

Call The Midwife series 9 begins filming
Richard Blackwood launching clothing line
22 May 2019

Richard Blackwood launching clothing line

Richard Blackwood launching clothing line
Denise Welch proud of sons' 'big social conscience'
22 May 2019

Denise Welch proud of sons' 'big social conscience'

Denise Welch proud of sons' 'big social conscience'
Ainsley Harriott wants to bring back Ready Steady Cook
22 May 2019

Ainsley Harriott wants to bring back Ready Steady Cook

Ainsley Harriott wants to bring back Ready Steady Cook