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Claire Foy is ditching her Little Dorrit bonnet for a new period drama — with World War Two as the setting and the subject being sex not rags to riches.
“Helen’s on a knife edge,” insists Claire. “Nobody knows she’s desperately in love with a woman and every day she’s pretending to be someone she’s not. It’s awful for her.”
The Night Watch is based on the book by Sarah Waters, who also wrote the steamy Tipping the Velvet. “It won’t be quite as controversial,” says Claire. Besides, it seems filming the bedroom scenes with a woman was fun.
“It’s much easier than with a man,” Claire says. “You can chat and everyone’s got the same bits and pieces!” (Source)
The Night Watch will air next Tuesday, July 12, on BBC2, at 9pm.
Big thanks to Lorna.