Dwayne Myers (played by Danny John-Jules) departed the island of Saint Marie after seven years leaving Death in Paradise viewers devastated. Looking back on his time on the show with DI Richard Poole star Ben Miller, the BBC star has spoken out on onset shenanigans with co-stars Ben and Gary Carr, who starred as Sergeant Fidel Best.
In a recent interview, the pair opened up on the chemistry between the actors when they first filmed the series.
Ben explained: “It’s worth mentioning that we [didn’t] meet each other till the read-through before we’re all due to go.
“I first met Danny at the read-through where we’re reading it for the channel, the crew, heads of departments, everybody’s there.
“One thing I do really remember was how given it was logistically hard to do, we were filming all on location. We didn’t have any studio stuff at all. It was a bit of a learning curve in terms of filming, but in terms of performing how we all gelled.
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“So of course Keith Boak was going crazy because he’s sweating and looking at his watch and there’s [the] three [of us] working out a gag with a juggling ball,” Danny shared.
“But if you look at the scene it’s seamless, it’s so seamless.”
“It’s just three guys juggling but that’s going to take up 15 minutes of his rehearsal time but that was every day.”
Danny went on to explain the tropical weather could lead to tensions rising onset.
He shared: “Everybody just wanted to get home! I’m serious… It’s not easy… pretty much anything can happen at any day because you’ve got 100 people in pretty much desert conditions.
“You think 100 men in an army in the Second World War all bogged down in some deserts somewhere, sitting around, doing menial work, you think those guys are going to be singing and Morris Dancing?”
“They’re going to be at each other’s throats!” Danny revealed at a virtual EM-Con.
Death in Paradise season one to nine is available to watch on the BBC iPlayer now.