I did it all the time. I don’t know why I did it, but that was something that I got into a habit of. Maybe I worried if I didn’t do it…I don’t know, but that was something I did quite a bit.
I hope you had a good cushiony pillow on top of it, though.
I did, actually. It was a lovely, lovely cushion.
What is your favorite part of Frances’s look in the series?
I love how they never put makeup on me or really not that much. She isn’t massively glamorous, and I actually really quite liked how rooted and grounded that felt and looked. I think that’s great to see. It’s not something she puts massive value or effort into. She’s self-conscious, but she’s also not obsessing over makeup, her hair, and things like that. I really liked her plainness or stripped-backness. I think it was cool. She could be kind of blotchy and I liked that.
What was your favorite scene to film that won’t spoil anything?
In episode one there was a scene where all of the four of them have lunch together for the first time, once they swim. I loved shooting that so much. We had a whole day to shoot that scene, and it was the first time you see all four characters together. Even from the get-go, you can start to see the relationships and connections forming, or the intrigue between people. When you go to the end and look back at that scene, not much actually has really changed. They’re still conversing in an oddly similar way. We had so much fun filming that scene, sitting there all day, trying the scene loads of different ways. It’s really well written and funny. I really love that scene.
Did you have a favorite snack or beverage on set?