BLACK Narcissus star Gemma Arterton has revealed the extreme ache she suffered taking part in an uptight nun within the BBC drama.
Gemma, 34, performs Sister Clodagh within the three-part mini-series, which concludes tonight.
Gemma Arterton has revealed the ache she went by for her Black Narcissus function Credit score: BBC
Her character leads a bunch of nuns by the Himalayan mountains to arrange a brand new convent at a mysterious former palace.
Nevertheless, she begins to have emotions of need in direction of Mr. Dean, a person who helps the nuns on the convent, resulting in internal turmoil for the nun.
Talking about how troublesome it was to play such an uptight character, Gemma stated: “As quickly as I began taking part in [Sister Clodagh], I felt myself getting very tight.
“I feel the true Clodagh is somebody who may be very wild, free and bodily, and she or he shuts all these impulses down when she goes into the Order.
Gemma performs Sister Clodagh within the BBC mini-series Credit score: BBC
Sister Clodagh begins to need Mr Dean, regardless of her uptight demeanor Credit score: BBC
“Her entire physique turns into as stiff as a board, I discovered myself getting shoulder and neckache taking part in her as I used to be so stiff!”
She added: “You wish to give her a therapeutic massage and inform her to loosen up.”
Fortunately, the nun outfit helped Gemma develop her character, as she defined: “The behavior actually helps as you may cover in it, cover your palms, your physique.
“You possibly can’t be expressive when carrying a behavior which was actually useful.
Gemma stated the behavior helped her keep stiff and restricted to reflect Sister Clodagh’s persona Credit score: BBC
“Emotionally, she has all of it happening inside her however she doesn’t permit anybody to see it.”
Whereas the drama concludes tonight, many viewers have already switched off, having branded the first two episodes “dull” and “boring”.
Black Narcissus concludes tonight at 9pm on BBC One.