Series 2 Cast Interviews
Cristian Solimeno

Cristian Solimeno

Plays
Jason Turner

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER.
Jason is the captain of the team, reaching the end of his career. Everyone loves him because he's so out of control - but everyone comes to hate him for the same reason. Also this series, we do see a more complex, vulnerable side to Jason. He's still out of control though.

WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING IN FOOTBALLERS' WIVES?
That people like the show so much.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER?
He's embarrassing and he's a non-conformist who offends everyone. That's great to play.

ARE YOU LIKE YOUR CHARACTER AT ALL? HOW DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD GET ON WITH THEM IF YOU MET THEM IN REAL LIFE?
In some ways I'm like Jason, but certainly not in others. If we met in real life, I don't think I'd get on with him.

DO YOU LIKE THE CLOTHES THAT YOUR CHARACTER WEARS? WOULD YOU WEAR THEM AS YOURSELF?
Some of them, yes. But I would never have Jason's beard. It's a bit of a George Michael affair. Or his shaved eyebrow. Like I could ever be bothered to stand in front of the mirror trimming my eyebrow with a razor...

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY THINK OF YOUR ROLE IN FOOTBALLERS' WIVES?
They think it's amusing, more than anything.

HOW DO PEOPLE REACT TO YOU IN THE STREET? DO YOU GET RECOGNISED?
Sometimes. People like the character. I have had women say things like 'God, that Jason, he's such a bastard' and then in the next breath they'll say 'He's just like my boyfriend'. Which is worrying!

WHAT SCENE HAVE YOU MOST ENJOYED OR HATED FILMING SO FAR (IN EITHER SERIES ONE OR TWO)?
The big fight scene between me and Kyle in Series 2. It was really difficult and we spent a lot of time working on it, rehearsing, but it was worth it in the end.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR CHARACTER'S HOUSE? AND THE CARS? DO YOU THINK YOU'D LIKE TO LIVE THAT SORT OF LIFESTYLE?
Would I like a nice house and car - yes. Would I like Jason's house and car - no.

HAVE YOU EVER MET ANY REAL FOOTBALLERS OR FOOTBALLERS' WIVES? DID THEY HAVE ANY REACTION TO THE SERIES?
Yeah. They liked it. Sol Campbell must like it, because he was in it. Both he and Teddy Sheringham filmed cameos in series 2.

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
Breed terrapins? Actually, I write quite a bit. I've been writing a play.