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Actor From Famous Inbetweeners Thorpe Park Episode Reveals Hilarious Behind-The-Scenes Moment

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Actor From Famous Inbetweeners Thorpe Park Episode Reveals Hilarious Behind-The-Scenes Moment

An actor from the The Inbetweeners' famous Thorpe Park episode has revealed a hilarious behind-the-scenes moment from that rollercoaster ride.

The scene in question sees Will (Simon Bird) kicking up a fuss after the gang wait to get to the front row of the Nemesis Inferno ride, only to discover there's just one seat free.

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

After Jay (James Buckley), Neil (Blake Harrison) and Simon (Joe Thomas) agree to go back a few rows, Will shouts, "I'll just get on the front next to these inconsiderate a***holes."

But when he realises he's shouting at three men with Down's Syndrome, he says: "I'm the worst human being in the world."

The next shots show the rest of the gang enjoying the ride, but Will's occupied contemplating his horrific outburst.

Judging by his deadpan look, you'd assume Bird had no issue with roller coasters - but you would be wrong.

We know this thanks to a recent interview with actor Sam Barnard, who cameoed as one of the guests on the front row.

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

Speaking about what it was like behind-the-scenes, he told Disability Horizons: "The Inbetweeners was such fun because I love rollercoasters and we had to go round 14 times."

The same can't be said for the lead star, with Barnard adding: "Simon Bird, who plays Will, hated rollercoasters and was sick.

"It was difficult to film because the camera on the front of the rollercoaster kept juddering!"

That's some seriously good acting on Bird's behalf - we doubt he'd ever want to step foot on a roller coaster again after filming that scene.

Barnard went on to discuss his acting career, having starred in a variety of shows including Casualty, Silent Witness and Grantchester.

He said: "I have always liked watching TV and loved soaps and dramas, which made me want to be an actor.

"I heard about a lead role in a TV drama and I just phoned up the casting director. She said to come to London and I went a few times. In the end, I didn't get the part.

"But the casting director said I was good and recommended me to an agent, who soon started getting me work."

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

As well as the hilarious Inbetweeners anecdote, he said: "Casualty was great because I had to throw up 'blood'. Very dramatic and messy, and a lovely leading role!"

Barnard also worked alongside Paddy Considine and Olivia Colman in The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane, adding: "It was so cool because they are both such talented actors.

"Also, they are both so fun to work with. It was very cold one night when we were filming in a graveyard and Olivia came over and said, 'I'm not cold,' and pulled a hot water bottle from underneath her long Victorian dress.

"Paddy and I played a game between scenes where we tried to see who knows more about NOW pop music CDs. We both know a lot."

When asked what advice he would offer other disabled people wanting to venture into TV or theatre, he said: "My advice would be just to be yourself.

"Get some training if you can, be determined and, if you don't get the role you go for, don't worry, move onto the next one and try all the time to improve and be better."

Words: Daisy Phillipson

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: tv, film & movies, the inbetweeners

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