Susan Wokoma directs her first film, abortion rom-com Three Weeks

Thursday 12th May 2022, 1:28pm by Jay Richardson

  • Susan Wokoma writes, directs and stars in abortion rom-com Three Weeks
  • The Cheaters star has posted images from the set in Cornwall on Instagram
  • The actor has previously said: "I feel like the double-edged sword with women writing for themselves is women thinking they have to"
Cheaters. Fola (Susan Wokoma)

Comedy actor Susan Wokoma is making her directorial debut with a rom-com film about abortion.

The Cheaters and Chewing Gum star has also written and stars in Three Weeks, with production on the now feature underway.

Wokoma took to Instagram today to share photos from the set in Cornwall.

The prolific sitcom actor, whose credits include Peacock, Year Of The Rabbit, Truth Seekers and Crazyhead, plays a woman who gets dumped by her boyfriend and rebounds into a new relationship, only to find she is pregnant by her ex. She decides to have an abortion and, in the three-week wait for the procedure, has to figure out her life and identity.

Further cast details have yet to emerge. Three Weeks is produced by Julia Nottingham for BBC Films.

Speaking to the i newspaper in 2019, 34-year-old Wokoma, whose writing credits include The Reluctant Landlord and Porters, and who wrote the 2018 Sky short Love The Sinner, in which she starred alongside Daisy May Cooper, explained that she had waited until she was 30 to try writing, to see if she had anything to say.

"I feel like there's been such a surge of women writing for themselves and that's been really exciting" she told the paper. "But I do feel like not everyone can write and that's fine. For women in the acting industry, there's so much pressure and guilt. I feel like the double-edged sword with women writing for themselves is women thinking they have to."

She recently starred in the mockumentary television pilot More Time and shot upcoming zombie comedy movie The Loneliest Boy In The World with Ben Miller, Evan Ross and Hammed Animashaun.

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