Series 3 Cast Interviews
Marcel McCalla

Marcel McCalla

Plays
Noah Alexander

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER.
He is one of the Earls Park team he’s a good player and liked within the team.  He is currently single.  However, Noah is hiding a big secret so it makes him less relaxed around his team mates.

ARE THERE ANY SIMILARITIES BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR CHARACTER?
No not that I can think of. 

WOULD YOU LIKE OR DISLIKE YOUR CHARACTER IF YOU WERE INTRODUCED IN REAL LIFE?
I think I would like him as he is a really likeable guy but I think he is quite guarded so he would take quite a lot of getting to know.  But he’s had a good family background and upbringing.

WHAT IS THE BEST OUTFIT YOU HAVE TO WEAR FOR THIS SERIES?
I have this great chocolate coloured suit my character wears for the wedding scenes and I love it.  The wedding took four days of filming so I wore the suit a lot.  But it’s really nice as it fits well and it’s a great shade of brown - really nice. 

WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?   DO YOU CARE ABOUT CLOTHES/APPEARANCE?
I am really casual with my style.  I do care what I look like some of the time.. but other times I couldn’t care at all. 

ANY FAVOURITE BRANDS/DESIGNERS?
Yes lots, I really like Timberland stuff and then sports stuff like Nike. I’m a fan of Armani (but then who isn’t!) and Kenzo too.  To be honest I like anything that looks and feels good.

DO YOU HAVE A PREFERRED MORE NATURAL WAY OF KEEPING IN SHAPE?
I exercise to keep fit and I would like to think I will continue with exercise as way of staying in shape.

IF YOU SUDDENLY RECEIVED A HUGE PREMIER FOOTBALLERS SALARY OVERNIGHT – WHAT IS THE FIRST LUXURY ITEM YOU WOULD RUSH OUT AND BUY? 
Definitely get a house or a flat… to get on the property ladder – it would be nice as on a premiership salary you could afford an amazing place.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING INVOLVED WITH FOOTBALLERS’ WIVES? 
It’s the role for me, I am really enjoying playing such a complex guy.  My character has this huge situation within him - so has to go through a range of emotions.  I suppose he is fighting within himself to realise who he really is.  So as an actor this is the best thing about being in the show as it is really interesting portraying all this. Oh and the clothes are nice too!

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS OR FAMILY THINK ABOUT YOU BEING IN THE SHOW?
They are really supportive of my career and wish me all the best with it.

HAVE YOU FILMED A MEMORABLE SCENE YET? 
I’ve filmed lots of sex scenes,  and these are the hardest to film as I haven’t had to act anything like this before.  So they are all very memorable.

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?   ANY HOBBIES OR SPORTS YOU ENJOY.
I play the guitar and make music in spare time.

CAN YOU PLAY FOOTBALL? 
Yes I can and have played at local club level – not that we play much football in the show.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND BROUGHT UP?
I’m a West London boy – born in Hammersmith and brought up in Acton.

WHAT ROLE ARE YOU MOST WELL KNOWN FOR?
I played Nathan in Grange Hill.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST PROFESSIONAL ACTING ROLE?
Oliver Twist when I was 14 years old.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST EVER JOB?
Oliver Twist.

HAVE ANY OF YOUR FAMILY BEEN INVOLVED WITH PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL? 
No sorry no one I can think of.

WHAT IS YOUR STAR SIGN? 
Pisces.

AND DO YOU BELIEVE IN THINGS LIKE THIS? 
Yes sometimes.