holby.tv talk to popular actor Tristan Gemmill, who plays newly promoted Clinical Lead Adam Trueman…
How does Adam’s leadership start out?
In the first episodes, there were 8 new F2’s to start off with and it was also the first day of Adam’s new regime. He decided he was going to make his mark on things, make his leadership different from Nick Jordan’s but try to do it in a lighter more accessible way rather than a stern authoritarian. Henry tells him to do it by the book and sees it as a test of his leadership.
How does Ruth and Adam’s teaching of the F2’s differ?
Ruth is unsuited to being a mentor because people skills aren’t her forte necessarily. Adam sort of knows this and winds her up. There’s a marked contrast between their leadership skills.
For example, Adam trains them in an upbeat way. He gets them to roar like a lion! A few years ago when Toby and Ruth joined he was trying to build Toby’s confidence so they revisit that aspect of his management skills.
What were the stunts like to film in the first episodes?
We were closer to fire than we had been in previous stunts but it was all good fun!
What’s in store for Adam and Jess this series?
At the end of last series they finally got round to both being on the same page in terms of getting married. But various obstacles are put in their way. As the series moves on their marriage plans do become more solid but as I’ve said before the course of true love never runs too smooth!
How has fatherhood changed him?
He’s been forced to grow up a lot to get to the point of agreeing to spend his life with someone and to realise the responsibility of fatherhood goes hand in hand with running the ED. In the sense that Adam does grow up but the admin side of running the ED drives him bonkers. He doesn’t particularly excel with that and would much rather be with patients, at the cutting edge. You see that type of paradox played out.