Aiden Turner Ready for the Spotlight
Aidan is caught between two sisters! (Soaps.com)
All My Children fans got used to seeing sexy Aidan Devane on screen in January and February as the Satin Slayer storyline took over the show. Since, Pine Valley fans have been missing their favorite English hunk. Soaps.com caught up with Aiden Turner, who plays Aidan Devane, earlier this week and found out what is ahead for his character.
Soaps.com: What does the future hold for Aidan in Pine Valley?
Aiden Turner: Well, Derek Frye is a big fan of Aidan’s because he helps the police department out so much. He’s pretty much found the killer in Vegas. Now with Ava, the next 3 weeks are all about Aiden and Ava and Lily. A bit about Di and whether I should bring Ava and Lily together. It’s going to be more of the old Aidan – the fun guy, the charismatic, romantic guy.
Soaps.com: During the height of the Satin Slayer storyline, Aidan and Di grew very close. Will that romance hit the skids with the arrival of Ava? Is Aidan headed for a love triangle with the two women?
AT: Di. . .she sees a part of herself in Ava. She's a fiery one and we definitely don't see eye to eye. It puts my character in the middle of two people I care about - Lily and Di - it's quite frustrating for Aidan, but he seems to do the right thing. He's not a big fan of Ava's, so he's going to look after Lily first.
Soaps.com: Leven Rambin is playing dual characters with Lily and Ava, and dealing with split screens and taping some parts more than once to deal with that must make the days very long. How are you dealing with those changes?
AT: It's frustrating as far as time, but it's exciting. You have long, full days there. It takes a long time but just being part of the process is great fun.
Soaps.com: Where would you like to see Aidan go in the months ahead?
AT: I'd like to have some good relationship scenes. I'd like to see some arcing within a relationship, going into Di and I's feelings for each other. At the same time I'd. . .I love working with Tad, it would be nice if I could get some kind of medal from the Pine Valley PD for my work. Maybe they could offer me a job as a cop so I could get out of the crazy castle with my ex-girlfriend!
Soaps.com: Maybe we could see an Aidan Bachelor pad?
AT: (laughs, imitating Austin Powers) Yeah, baby. No, I'd like to see my character not always be the good guy, to show another side to him and get into trouble. Why can't I beat the living daylights out of someone and go off the handle? Do something out of character.
We'd love to see more of Aidan, good or bad, right fans? Bring on the romance, writers, and give us a great, juicy story for Aidan Devane!
Thank you, Aiden, for taking the time to speak with us about the show. It's always fun to get an actor's thoughts on storylines and the future for a character. By the way, fans, I asked Aiden a few more questions - like who is the biggest practical joker on the AMC set. We'll answer that question and find out who Aiden most looks forward to working with later this month!