Georgia Tennant has revealed that she was informed she “wasn’t convincing” because the on-screen spouse of David Tennant, her real-life husband.
The pair star in new BBC sitcom Staged, which centres round David and Michael Sheen, two theatre actors getting ready a brand new stage manufacturing whereas underneath lockdown within the coronavirus period.
Staged was filmed in Sheen and Tennant’s properties underneath strict COVID-19 protocols, and meant that the Tennants shared the display screen for the primary time as a married couple, after showing in Physician Who collectively previous to their relationship.
In a brand new interview with Radio Times, Georgia stated that “no one needed to let me” play alongside her husband previous to the brand new present.
She added: “For one half I used to be informed by a casting director that I wasn’t a convincing companion for him. I used to be like, ‘However we’re married. With fairly a couple of youngsters!’”
“Mainly, each actor who might probably play the half must be eradicated to ensure that me to be allowed to play his spouse.”
“I don’t suppose that is one thing we’d have imagined we’d have achieved,” David added in the identical interview. “And anyway, think about having to inform my spouse that she was being performed by another person.”
Staged is one among a lot of productions filmed throughout, and regarding, the coronavirus pandemic. Anne Hathaway is set to star in Locked Down, a brand new movie from Peaky Blinders creator Stephen Knight described as “a heist film/romantic comedy set towards the backdrop of the pandemic lockdown”.
The movie sees couple Linda (Hathaway) and Paxton (Ejiofor) resolve to interrupt up simply earlier than a nationwide lockdown is introduced, which means they’re caught at house collectively. It hits UK cinemas quickly, and HBO Max within the US subsequent week (January 14).
Elsewhere, Stephen Soderbergh has revealed that he’s working on a “philosophical” sequel to his 2011 pandemic thriller Contagion, which saw its ratings soar this year as the world dealt with the COVID-19 outbreak.