Robert Carlyle has given his thoughts on the state of reality TV and the danger it poses to drama.
The Full Monty actor told Radio Times in an interview that he believed the proliferation of reality programming is harming quality drama in the UK.
“Reality shows make me sick,” he said. “I remember many years ago thinking the first Big Brother was amazing; but it should never have happened more than once.
“Those people in that first show had no idea what was going on outside, didn’t adjust their behaviour accordingly. Now they’re all doing that so you don’t get any sense of real people at all. It’s the death of drama.”
Carlyle went on say that he has changed his point of view on roles since he became a father.
“There are certain parts nowadays that I would turn against. If I had to play someone who was harming children, I couldn’t do that. In the past I would have done anything,” he said.