Coming off the press screening last week, Eve was interviewed by the BBC for their Press Package of the upcoming third series of Torchwood.
Eve gives us a pretty good description of her role in the new series, but doesn’t give too much away to spoil us. Playing the role of Gwen Cooper remains the same, but she has matured a bit since Series Two:
“Gwen is still the heart and emotion of Torchwood, but also realizes the responsibility she has as a member of the team. Everybody’s got to lose something to gain something, and as harsh as Gwen comes across sometimes, if she wasn’t, people would die.
She’s got a huge responsibility on her shoulders. A few years ago she was working as a young policewoman in Cardiff. A couple of years later here she is saving the world with Captain Jack. One way or another something’s got to give.”
Eve goes on to say that the action scenes she did in the third series were quite a rush:
“It’s the best part of the job for me. It’s the only job where you can really push yourself. We’ve got the most amazing team – you know you’re in safe hands. You go through things a thousand times before it ever happens. In rehearsals you don’t have the pyrotechnics, you don’t have the explosions – so, when you actually do the take you get the realness of it, it’s all genuine. It’s real shock, fear – every kind of emotion you can think of that would come if you really were caught up in that. I’m an adrenalin junkie so it’s the perfect job for me.”
The interview wraps up with Eve announcing that she has recently finished filming for the new BBC One drama Framed and that she’s taking time off from work to concentrate on her pregnancy. Framed is slated for a Christmas 2009 release.
The new series of Torchwood is looking to be better than the previous two, with its consistent storyline being shown over five consecutive nights that should keep everyone hooked until it’s over. It appears to be jam-packed with non-stop action as well as plenty of drama that will delve deeper into each of the characters and their relationships. I really hope it delivers after waiting so long for it.
*The press package also includes interviews with actors John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd and Kai Owen.