WITH a high-profile role in sci-fi drama Torchwood and awards cluttering up her mantelpiece, Eve Myles is one of the country’s most hard working and sought-after actresses.
But after the birth of her daughter Matilda, she admits that returning to work was pushed far to the back of her mind.
However, when she was offered a leading role in the new BBC Wales prime-time drama Baker Boys, she admits it was too good to refuse.
Tomorrow, viewers will see her make her debut as bakery accountant Sarah – while the actress herself is across the Atlantic filming for the American version of Torchwood.
I’d been offered a couple of jobs after I had Matilda but I just didn’t like them,” says Myles, who filmed Baker Boys last August when Matilda was nine months old.
I wasn’t prepared to leave Matilda at that point for something I wasn’t passionate about.
But then I got this script through and the offer to play Sarah.
I just had to do it. She’s a lovely, lovely character and it (the drama) was something different for me.
It features some brilliant writing from Gary Owen and Helen Raynor and I was really excited about it.
It’s not sci-fi or a thriller, it’s just what it is – a fantastically charismatic comedy set in the South Wales Valleys.