Danny Dyer has revealed his partner found him a nightmare to live with while he was filming his new film Deviation.
The Human Traffic star - who lives with childhood sweetheart Joanne and their two daughters - plays a serial killer who escapes from prison and kidnaps unsuspecting nurse Amber in the intense thriller.
Danny said: "I was a bit of a weirdo when I was filming it, I can't lie.
"My missus, she found me a nightmare to live with. I couldn't really explain it to her as well. It was shot at night so I was coming home when she was getting up with the kids and we were like passing ships.
"It was hard to snap out of it when I got home. Not in the way where I would want to kill people, but I was such a childlike character and I've got these split personalities.
"I'm not method by any way of the imagination but with that roIe, I think I really had to get into it."
The 34-year-old actor - who recently made a cameo in Casualty as a mental patient who believed he was a paramedic - hopes his new role will show people he can be more than just a hardman.
Danny said: "I think people will think it's going to be obvious, that I'm going to play it in an obvious way. I'm a serial killer so I'm going to be all snarling and generally nasty. But actually I think I try to do something different with it.
"So I'm hoping people will think, 'I can see what he's trying to do there, maybe he's not a bad actor.' I'll be happy with that."
::Deviation is released on February 24 and available to own on DVD on February 27.