Digital Spy released their interview with Sophia Myles about ‘Spooks‘. It is very similar to the recent TV Choice interview but it has new information in it.
• ‘Spooks’ – Meet The Newbies: Sophia Myles, Digital Spy, September 16
I added new scans sent in by Lorna and added some additional scans to the sets from yesterday, thanks to the generosity of Ali from Richard Armitage Net. Even if there’s no Sophia it’s still nice to see her new project featured on the cover of TV Magazines. Also messageboard member Felicia typed up those articles with Sophia-relevant bits. Thank you everybody so much!
Beth’s based on a real woman, who I’ve met. When she [the real person] was 18 – and studying English at Edinburgh University – she was head-hunted by MI6. She was picked to undergo their fast-track selection process. It’s about two blocks of six months.
She meets Lucas and they end up helping each other solve this problem. Beth reconnects with Harry, who she met years ago, at MI5 HQ and asks him for a job. Lucas is suspicious of Beth because she’s from the private sector. She also tries to take the mickey out of Lucas and he doesn’t like that!
I sat down to watch a few [Spooks episodes] and I was absolutely terrified. I can never watch them late at night. They stress me out too much. I go to bed with heart palpitations!
Be sure to read the articles to find out more as well as what drew her to the project even if she hadn’t watched it before. If you want to remain spoiler-free however, I suggest you postpone looking at the scans and articles until you’ve seen episode 1.
TV Choice Magazine added a new interview with Sophia Myles in which she talks about her character Beth Bailey on ‘Spooks‘ as well as her Hollywood experience and her year off! I can’t even begin to list all the interesting bits as it’s all very interesting – and needless to say it’s fabulous to read a Sophia interview about 2 years after she promoted ‘Mister Foe‘ in the US.
I’ve also started adding some scans from TV Magazines by Lorna to the gallery. I’m limited in my time to update until the evening so stay tuned for more!
On the day I heard about it [Spooks], a really spooky thing happened. I went to the theatre to see a friend of mine in a play at the Royal Court in London. In the play was Rupert Penry-Jones, and then in the bar afterwards, I met Keeley Hawes and Hermione Norris. Then I’m in the cab on the way back and I get an email saying, ‘Would you be interested in Spooks?’ and I thought, ‘I don’t have a choice.’
Many thanks Ali for alerting me to a blog post on the TV Choice website, where journalist Helen Childs reports about the experience of interviewing the Spooks actors recently. The actual interviews will be released in autumn when the show starts airing.
This confirms that Sophia’s role in the British series will indeed be as an MI-5 agent and there are some interesting new details about her character. She plays Beth (interestingly enough) who is based on a real life character. Despite wearing some impressive heels in at least one scene (pics) she will not be seen running in them. Remembering what she said in the January 2009 Podcast about heels & running I’m actually very relieved to hear that.
• Speaking to Spooks, TV Choice – Blog, April 28, 2010
If you were still mistrusting The Daily Mail, here’s the official ‘Spooks‘ Press Release confirming Sophia’s casting as well as revealing a tiny little bit of what we can expect. They sure like to keep a lid on things and keep us in the dark!
The new series of this thrilling drama will introduce a host of new characters who shake things up and give cause for concern as Section D are left wondering who can really be trusted. Friendships will be tested and the depth of deceit will lead to an unprecedented game of cat and mouse for the Spooks.
Sophia Myles (Underworld, Doctor Who), Max Brown (Mistresses, The Tudors), Iain Glen (The Blue Room, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), Simon Russell Beale (Much Ado About Nothing, Uncle Vanya) and Laila Rouass (Primeval, Footballers’ Wives) join Spooks as series regulars but the characters they play and the impact they have on the team dynamic is being kept tightly under wraps.
Sarah Brandist, BBC Executive Producer, said: “We are very proud to introduce an extraordinary number of exciting new characters to this new series. The new additions will really ruffle some feathers but, as intrigue and betrayal is at the heart of the new storylines, we don’t want to give too much away at this stage. All will be revealed when the series transmits on BBC One later this year!”
Filming is expected to last till mid-July. To read the full release follow this link: