Jack O’Connell on ‘Skins’ return: “This isn’t the end of Cook”

Skins star Jack O’Connell has revealed that it was a “no-brainer” to reprise the role of Cook.

O’Connell will return to the E4 drama in Skins Rise – one of three new TV films to air in July.

“When we left, we were under the impression that we would all come back together for a film, so I hadn’t put Cook to bed at all,” said the 22-year-old.

“It was a no-brainer. I didn’t even need to think about it, I was just waiting for them to confirm it to me.”

O’Connell added that he hopes Skins Rise – which sees Cook working as a drug peddler in Manchester – will not be the last time he plays the character.

“I prefer to think that this isn’t the end of Cook and that there is room to explore him further because he’s a character that I’ve really helped develop,” the actor explained.

Two further films – Skins Fire starring Kaya Scodelario (Effy) and Skins Pure starring Hannah Murray (Cassie) – will also air on E4.

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