EastEnders: Scott Maslen passes On Chance to Return

Scott Maslen has turned down offer to return. He is an English actor and model, he was in video games but he is best known for his role as Jack Branning on the BBC’s flagship soap EastEnders and Strictly Come Dancing contestant reveals that this was the decision he made. Strictly Come Dancing contestant

Scott, 43, told sources that there’s elements of snobbery to those actors and actresses who work on the successful soap.

Maslen was on he show between he years of 2007-2013.

“They’ve asked me back and I’m lucky they’ve kept the door open,” he said. “But I want to have a go at other stuff.

“When you do a show like EastEnders it takes a while for people to forget you did it. They associate you with it.”

He continued:

“I didn’t want to go back just 18 months after leaving. There is an element of snobbery with soaps.

“It means people in the industry don’t see you as an actor, they see you as a commodity.”

“There is always a catch in this industry,” he claimed. “In the kind of acting I’d like to do, people would look at EastEnders and say, ‘You don’t want to touch that’.

Maslen also reveals the soap offered financial stability:

“But we’ve all got to pay the bills and work. When I made a deal to do EastEnders that was my choice for my own reasons – for my family, to get a house.”

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