Mick Carter will be played by a young actor on EastEnders for flashback scenes.
EastEnders‘ Mick Carter (portrayed by Danny Dyer) will look totally different in new episodes, with schoolboy James Roberts featuring in flashback scenes.
Confirmed on Trinity School’s website, where James is actually a first-year student, his mom expressed her thoughts about her son’s soap journey.
Schoolboy James Roberts will play younger Mick Carter on EastEnders.
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It’s been amazing to see all the various sets of EastEnders – including the outside Square itself plus all the internal shots which are filmed in the studios.
She further recalled,
He met Danny Dyer, who was very friendly and had a ‘tea break’, sitting in Queen Vic which was fun!
The mother continued,
It’s been particularly interesting to see how the filming has happened during COVID. To keep the two-meter distance at all times, various scenes are being filmed using camera tricks.
Young Mick is set to be James’ first-ever TV appearance, but he previously acted as Charles Dickens‘ son in Martin McDonagh‘s 2018 play titled A Very Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre.
Back in October, it was revealed Mick’s childhood trauma would materialize onscreen in a traumatic plot, with care assistant Katy Lewis assaulting him when he was barely 12 years old.
James definitely has leaped into the deep end for his television debut.
EastEnders continues on 31st December at 7.30 pm on BBC One.