Jay will play Sam in Sleepless – who was made famous by Tom Hanks in the 1993 film of Sleepless In Seattle.
The TV star mentioned what it is like for him to be stepping into the Hollywood legend’s shoes.
“Last year I did Big, which was one by him as well. So I feel like at least on paper, people accept me being a version of a character he’s portrayed,” he explained.
“I just kind of remove Tom from the equation and just put myself in Sam’s shoes – typical actor answer, I just do what I can with how I feel the story should be for me.”
Jay McGuiness stars in Sleepless, running at the Troubadour Theatre Wembley Park from August 25. For more information visit www.sleeplessthemusical.com.