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Suranne Jones: I have to work hard at acting
Source: express.co.uk   |   August 29, 2017   |  131 Views

The star, who is an award-winning performer both on screen and the West End stage, insists she has to work harder than others to stay afloat.

“Some people are in their bones talented but I’m not,” the actress, who rose to fame in ITV soap Coronation Street, tells Radio Times.

“I’ve had to learn my craft, hone it.”

When asked whether there has not been a moment where she felt, ‘I got this’, she resolutely responds: “No! God, no, no, no.”

The 39-year-old also says the critical acclaim she received for her role in Doctor Foster remains a surprise.

So for the second series of the hit BBC drama she prepared as hard as ever, this time inspired by an unlikely source. “People ask me what I draw on,” says Suranne, who plays GP Gemma Foster, the embattled lead character whose suspicions that her husband is having an affair leads to disastrous consequences.

“Clearly I wasn’t thinking like that because by series two we [her husband Laurence Akers] had a baby. We were really happy.

“Being a mum really helped me because this series is about when two people get divorced and because everyone else is looking the other way and getting on with their lives. No one’s got their eye on the two people that hate each other.”

The star will be back in her Bafta-winning lead role when Doctor Foster returns on September 5.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is suffering a fan backlash following the debut of her music video Look What You Made Me Do.

The 27-year-old’s angst-filled track appears to take a swipe at a string of top celebrities including her pop arch-rival Katy Perry and rapper Kanye West.

However it is the scene in the video, which was shown in full at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, where she appears to poke fun at Kanye’s reality TV star wife Kim Kardashian being robbed at gunpoint in Paris last year, which has caused particular upset.

In the video Taylor poses in a bath covered in jewels, seemingly alluding to Kim being gagged and tied up in the bath while thieves stole her jewellery.

One fan tweeted: “Kim could have died. That isn’t something that someone should take as a joke.”

Another wrote: “Taylor Swift is so sad. She actually sat in a bathtub looking at her diamond ring to recreate robbery. What a loser. She’s nearly 30.”

Also mocked in the video are Taylor’s former British boyfriends, Night Manager actor Tom Hiddleston, far left, and DJ Calvin Harris, left. Calvin, 33.

While many a Hollywood actress bemoans the ageing process, Nicole Kidman insists she is very happy about it.

The Big Little Lies star turned 50 in June and says about reaching the milestone: “It’s just a joy. I’m very, very happy to be 50. I think that’s what happens with birthdays once you get to a particular age. You’re just like, ‘Yay, OK, here we go!’”

However despite the euphoria Nicole did not mark the big day with bells and whistles. “I did not have a huge party. I was like, ‘I just want to be with my family,’ says the Aussie star who is married to country crooner Keith Urban, the father of her daughters Sunday Rose, eight, and Faith Margaret, six.

“My sister came over with all her children, my brother-in-law... I had Keith and my girls.

“We skipped my mum because she could not fly all that way but I flew back and had a small party with her and my close, close, close friends. And that was it – simple.”


She became a 1960s icon but Twiggy reveals she’s not a big fan of her name-making era. The 67-year-old – born Lesley Hornby – whose leggy physique, doe eyes and pixie haircut made her a prominent teenage model in the Swinging Sixties, tells Day & Night: “I feel more connected to the 1920s than I do to the 1960s funnily enough.”

The model and actress says her love of the earlier decade is a result of her first film. “I love Art Deco and Art Nouveau. My first film The Boyfriend was set in the 1920s. I think the period is completely romantic.”

Twiggy also tells us that her working-class roots turned a few noses up when she first started out in the snooty fashion world. “I was 16 when I made my first trip to Paris,” she recalls.

“I think it was for American Vogue. I remember going to one restaurant where the waiters were a bit stuck up. They asked me what wine I wanted. We did not drink wine in Neasden so I asked for Coca-Cola.

"The waiter looked at me and said, ‘What vintage, madame?’”

Geri Horner’s very own Baby Spice – her 11-year-old daughter Bluebell – made her presenting debut yesterday on This Morning and cooked up a storm.

Confidently showing off her impressive cupcake baking skills, during which she cracked jokes and scolded Geri, 45, for icing the wrong cake, Bluebell won an army of fans who are calling for her to be given more time in front of the camera.

One viewer said: “How lovely is Bluebell? So natural unlike other celeb kids.”

Another said: “What a star! Give her a cookery show NOW!” It looks as though Bluebell is a natural – while former Spice Girl Geri is still a Wannabe.


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