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Town - Life of Wylie

Kelly Adams plays Lucy “Small towns fascinate me because there is an unbelievable amount of stuff going on behind closed doors,” says Kelly Adams. “The prettiest country places can have massive drug problems. The nicest communities can be rife with drama,” adds the London based actress. “I’m from Lincoln which isn’t that small but not far off. When I go back I’m always amazed by things and people feeling so familiar and alien at the same time. “Roads I cycled down every day of my life as a kid look different now but that hole you always avoided on your bike is still there. “I always feel older in Lincoln. The houses are smaller and my ‘massive’ school isn’t massive. “I miss having a community. There basically isn’t one where I live in London. It’s every person for themselves. “Having a sense of community gave me a security as a child that I didn’t realise I had. There were always fetes and sports days. I remember our first shopping centre opening in Lincoln and everyone turned out. It was a really big deal. “My best friend from primary school is still there with two children and a husband, which I respect hugely. We have opposite lives and both think the other is all the more cool for it. “I think your life can turn out any one of an infintesimal number of ways and going home always makes that real.” Kelly plays Lucy, who runs a florist shop in Renton with her assistant Carly (Aisling Bea). “Lucy is the town florist which puts her in a handy position to get the lowdown on what’s going on. People buy flowers for lots of reasons so it keeps her in the loop, gossip-­‐wise. 22

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