“Over the complexities of playing Justin Morgan ‘s latest storyline, Home and Away star James Stewart spoke up, describing the plot as” very affecting.
In recent times, after being hospitalized with a tumour in his back, Justin has been facing a health problem. He had surgery to remove it, but the episodes on UK screens this week have seen his symptoms starting to come back.
Justin returns to doctor Christian Green (Ditch Davey) for support in next week’s episodes on Channel 5 and is told that his tumour has returned. He then needs to focus on his medical plans, including further surgery or a radiotherapy course.
“James explained, speaking to Digital Spy about how he first heard about the story,” There are many occasions in a year where the producers will carry you upstairs and send you a pitch for an arc. When I hear the word arc, that’s a specific story like eight to twelve weeks.
“So you have it only two to three times a year. For this one, they pulled me up and I just decided to have a go at it.
Once Ray Meagher told me, there are A scenes, B scenes and C scenes when I first joined the show. C scenes, you’re up the back preparing the cup of tea. B scenes, you’re sort of serving the cup of tea, and A scenes, the cup of tea fell on your lap and you’re the one who has to deal with the pain of it. So Justin got an A storyline all of a sudden.
“I liked it, just. I didn’t like the sound of it, but I love that in much of the plot, Justin was the motivator.
“Asked if filmmaking was a challenge, James replied:” Really really, very, very much so. One in three people get cancer, for example. In a few ways, it has changed my life and when you’re doing stuff like this, it’s impossible not to worry about it. It’s very affecting.
Justin trusts his wife Leah Patterson-Baker (Ada Nicodemou) with the latest news about his health in next week’s UK episodes. Initially, he does not keep his sister Tori (Penny McNamee) in the loop, which makes her hurt when she learns that, without warning her, he was in the hospital.
Justin had also taken a similar stance to his daughter Ava before, not wanting her to know what he was going through.
James added: “In Justin’s life, I think the holy trinity was his sister, his girlfriend, and daughter and they were all concerned. He wanted to mask his symptoms initially and he tried to keep them from worrying.”
It’s a funny thing with the person with the ailment wanting to shield all these other people by not letting them know and not giving them information when the information is all they want! They’d really like to know.