Series 9, Episode 11 - Lee Mack, Jessie Wallace, Kim Cattrall
Talking about her new movie, Meet Monica Velour, Kim Cattrall says: "It was a stretch for me - literally a stretch as I had to gain 20lbs to play this character... it was fantastic! I have been on a diet since 1974 so this was time for me to eat. God I love to eat, chips and crisps and puddings. Oh, it was amazing."
On her role in the movie as a hard-nosed, retired porn star, she says: "I had no make up on and my hair was just as I got out of bed. I am known so much for looking just one way - that sort of Barbie doll perfection look that Sex and the City promotes - so it was fantastic for me to get to play a real person." Asked it was hard for her to watch the movie she says: "Impossible."
Describing returning to EastEnders as "lovely", Jessie Wallace says: "I can't believe it's almost been a year, it's gone so quickly. I'm really enjoying it." Talking about her early days on the show she says: "When I first joined the cast we were shown round the Square and they showed us the tube station and I was thinking, 'How great is this, a train station right that comes right into work!' I didn't tell anyone for years that I thought it was real."
And, on the furore the soap's baby swap story line caused, Jessie says: "I think people were shocked because they just weren't expecting it. I think they were just disturbed by it."
Confessing to Kim, she is a huge fan of Sex and The City, Jessie explains: "I have it on quite a lot and my daughter Tallulah keeps getting some sneaky bits but I don't let her watch the rude bits. And if she comes into the room when there are rude bits on I have to jump in front of the telly going, 'La la la la when you (Kim) are doing the hibidy dibidy...'" Correcting Jessie, Kim says: "When Samantha was doing that not me. I tell people 'You have seen Samantha nude, not me nude.'"
Talking about leaving the infamous 'Samantha' behind for other parts and theatre, Kim says: "It's hard. People think you are that character and it follows you." Describing starring in Anthony and Cleopatra in Liverpool as: "A really amazing homecoming," she says: "It was a huge thing for me because being from Liverpool and going to the playhouse as a kid I always wanted to work there." Asked about fame and being in Liverpool she says: "People left me alone, they were very respectful."
Lee Mack, who has another view of playing a home crowd, says: "I won't play Stockport because I am scared old friends from school with will shout out, 'We remember you. You weren't funny then and you're not funny now!'"
Talking about meeting fans, Jessie says: "Generally people are really lovely to me but I was at the funfair a little while ago and I was surrounded these girls that looked like they were from My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and one said, 'Where's your makeup? You look better with makeup.' I was scared."
The Saturdays perform Notorious from their new album live in the studio before joining Graham and his guests for a chat.
- Friday 24th June 2011
- BBC One
- 45 minutes
Cast & crew
|Graham Norton||Host / Presenter|
|Jon Magnusson||Series Producer|
|Graham Stuart||Executive Producer|
|Chris Webster||Production Designer|