Welsh actress Eve Myles returns to the stage next month alongside Zach Braff (Scrubs, Garden State) in his new play, All New People.
Last seen in BBC One’s Torchwood: Miracle Day, Myles stars as Emma in the play, which opens at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London on 22nd February.
CultBox caught up with Eve to find out more…
So All New People opens in Manchester in a couple of weeks, how are rehearsals going?
Rehearsals are going – I don’t want to say too much too early, I’m trying to find something in the room that’s wood so I can touch it – they’re going really well. It’s such a short play and it moves at such a pace that you can’t help but get cracking on it. It’s very, very funny. Zach Braff is a genius.
What’s Zach Braff like to work with?
I’m a huge fan of Zach – I love Scrubs and I loved his movie, Garden State – so I was obviously very much in awe before meeting him and I did my actual audition over Skype with him in LA. I had JD in my office! That was the most surreal, bizarre evening of my life. He was so lovely straight away.
Now working with him… I’m not going to lie, the first day or so I was staring at him at him just going ‘oh my God, OH MY GOD’ and being a bit daft!
What’s really nice is that not only is he a stunningly wonderful comic actor to work with but he’s written it as well, so if any changes are needed he just does it on the spot. I’ve worked with so many writers that can be quite precious about a word and he’s not, he’s just precious about making it better.
How long has it been since your last theatre part?
Too long, my friend, I’m absolutely shitting it! My last theatre job was at the National doing Henry IV with Michael Gambon about six and a half years ago. I went straight from that into the first series of Torchwood.
Read the entire interview at CultBox