‘Sarah Harding And I Were Topless And Kissing Ten Minutes After We Met’ Says Co-Star Andy Moss

Andy speaks to Stellar.ie EXCLUSIVELY about working on Ghost The Musical with the Girls Aloud star.

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“If you told me six months ago I’d be playing the lead in a musical I’d have laughed in your face,” says former Hollyoaks star Andy Moss of his role as Sam in Ghost The Musical.

The show opens at Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre tomorrow, Tuesday November 8th and sees Andy starring alongside Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding in a theatrical re-telling of the double Oscar-winning 1990 movie, Ghost.

Considering the original film starred Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in that oh-so steamy pottery wheel scene, Andy and Sarah have big shoes to fill. Creating the necessary chemistry wasn’t a problem, however.

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Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in the original Ghost (1990)

“The first time we met we were doing our promo shoot round the pottery wheel so the awkwardness had to go straight away,” Andy recalls of the pair’s first time working together on set.

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Photo credit: Matt Martin

“Within ten mins we had our tops off and we were kissing. That broke down any awkwardness or boundaries!”

Sarah’s run in Ghost so far has been scuppered by illness, but she’s reportedly fighting fit for the five-day Dublin run. “The nature of the profession means that people end up getting sick and that’s why we have understudies,” says Andy.

“When I worked in TV it was 15 hour days but you weren’t working for that 15 hours. We used to look at people doing theatre shows and think, ‘God they have it easy, they’re only working for two hours a day.’ But literally you use the same amount of energy in those two hours as someone else would in a full working day.”

Ghost‘s run in the Bord Gais may be short – it’s on from November 8th to 12th – but it’s tightly packed. There are eight shows in just five days, so you won’t find Andy on the dancefloor in Coppers… at last not until closing night.

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Photo credit: Matt Martin

“Some days we have two shows in a row. I don’t get dramatic about stuff like that, but honestly once I finish that first show I fall asleep for two hours until someone comes to wake me up for the evening show,” he explains.

“We don’t have much time for partying in because the shows are back to back, but I’m hoping to save myself up for Saturday night and have a great night out in Dublin… all suggestions welcome!”

Ghost The Musical runs at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from November 8th – 12th. Tickets are priced from €15 – €60 and are available to purchase online via Ticketmaster or by calling 0818 719 377 from ROI or 0844 847 2455 from NI.

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