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Town - Life of Wylie

Explains Kelly: “Lucy’s progression from such dark self-­‐loathing and denial to being who she really is in all her resplendent glory is like a gasp of air after being trapped underwater. “People often go round in circles in a destructive pattern, so breaking that pattern in the bravest way anyone can was great to play. I kept writing, ‘She’s nearly there, one more push, one more day,’ in my scripts.” Lucy and Carly eventually kiss. “Kissing a woman is always treated with added respect on set which is always quite amusing. Me and Aisling got on very well and laughed a lot so there were never going to be any issues. “The moment of that kiss in the story is such a massive milestone for both characters. In that respect kissing Aisling was a big deal, because it was a big deal for Lucy.” Kelly was involved in a scene depicting a historic bun-­‐throwing ceremony at the Town Hall, something that actually happens in Mike Bartlett’s home town of Abingdon. “We all said, “Is this a real thing?” It was hysterical to film. We basically spent a day screaming and pounding each other with mangled buns. “We then did a few silent mimed takes so you could hear the dialogue. The good people of High Wycombe thought we were nuts. “I love those old traditions though. I rode through Lincoln High Street in a sawn in half caravan at Christmas to switch on the Christmas lights! Not quite the same but...” Did Kelly bloom as a florist? “You get quite a few flowers as an actor. I oddly feel too guilty to buy flowers because they’ll only die. Ridiculous. My best mate often brings a few lillies with her if she’s coming over, which I love. They smell amazing and lift the room.” She recently filmed a guest role in the new series of Death In Paradise. “Guadeloupe for two weeks with a lot of the crew and actors from Hustle. It was great fun. We filmed deep in the jungle at nightfall with humming birds and a chorus of frogs. The cast are great and the setting made it a very happy show to work on.” Kelly believes viewers will be intrigued by The Town. “My initial thoughts about the scripts were, God, they've sent me three hour long episodes to read which is going to take ages’ and then I couldn't put them down. “I love stories about families and friendships and I loved the way Mike had written it quite darkly but with humour too. “I couldn't pin it down, its not like anything I've read. The characters weren’t very nice and the town wasn't quaint. I liked it because it felt real, creepy, funny and odd all at the same time.” She concludes: “I'm very proud to be part of The Town. The cast are worryingly talented and the director Colin Teague is just brilliant. 24

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