‘White Heat‘ will air a week from tomorrow on Thursday, March 8 at 9pm on BBC2.
“As students they are all really excited about the world and what they can achieve. They are excited about what they can do with their lives, and they really do do something, unlike today’s students, who think being famous or playing Call of Duty on their computer all day is more exciting than actually being out in the world.”
Foy ages over 40 years during the course of the six-part series with the aid of prosthetics, but the highlight for her was seeing Juliet Stevenson playing her older self. ‘I went to see her on stage while I was at drama school, when she was in The Seagull. I remember thinking ‘Oh my God, I want to be able to do what you can do’. And now I am.”
• Source: Radio Times
Claire Foy has joked that her White Heat co-star Tamsin Greig was irked by being cast as her mum.
The two play mother and daughter in the new BBC Two drama, written by Paula Milne, and 27-year-old Claire said Tamsin, 45, pretended to be annoyed by the casting.
She joked: “I think Tamsin was slightly annoyed she’s playing my mum seeing as she’s only about 10 years older than me. I’m playing down in age and she’s playing up in age so it’s alright.”
Claire said the Green Wing actress was “the best mum ever”, and added she had always wanted to work with her.
“I remember seeing her in the Seagull just before going to drama school and I was slightly obsessed with her,” she said.
• Source: Press Association