Emmerdale star Jack Downham on playing the 'Tate side' to Noah
Noah Dingle (Jack Downham)’s obsession over Chloe (Jessie Elland) in Emmerdale is about to get even more seriously creepy in upcoming episodes, as he goes to extreme lengths to get her attention.
Chloe only realises how twisted Noah’s interest in her has become after she agrees to spend the day at his house and discovers her lost keys are there. Getting Noah out of the way, saying she wants him to get them some snacks, she goes through his laptop and has the sickening realisation that he’s been stalking her for a long time.
Jack Downham has told Metro.co.uk that when Noah returns from his snack run he initially has no idea that Chloe has worked out what he’s up to.
‘I think he’s completely oblivious, he’s got so much confidence in himself. I think he thinks “if I can do this and go to the shop, carefully pick these snacks for Chloe, she’s going to be so impressed.” Things go downhill very quickly.’
Noah is unprepared for how frosty Chloe is when he gets back, and when she confronts him he tries to stop her taking the laptop and leaving the house. As he tries to trap her in the house, his mum Charity (Emma Atkins) walks in.
Jack says that Noah’s disturbed attitude to women can perhaps partly be explained by his upbringing. ‘With his past around girls and Charity and her very interesting relationships throughout him growing up, I think it’s all had a really negative effect on his perception of women and how you should act around women,’ he says.
But he also thinks that it’s the other side of Noah’s genetic makeup that’s coming out in this storyline. ‘It’s been really different to play a totally different side to Noah, maybe more the Tate side,’ he says, referring to Noah’s father Chris Tate (Peter Amory) who was a bitter and twisted individual who used his money and influence to take revenge on anyone who hurt him – including Noah’s mum, Charity.
‘He has the background for it as well, he has motives for it,’ Jack says of his character. ‘You can see why these things have happened to him.’
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