In the Broadchurch series 2 press pack, Olivia Colman was asked how she felt the new cast had settled in – to which she replied with:
Eve Myles is so funny, she has told me some of the worst jokes I have ever heard yet still I think about them in the middle of the night and laugh.
Today, in response to Olivia’s answer, Wales Online posted an interview done with Eve on the topic! Here is the interview:
Broadchurch new girl Eve Myles has revealed some of the gags which broke the ice as she filmed her first scenes of the hit ITV series alongside leading lady Olivia Colman .
And now her fans can judge for themselves if Colman was right to claim they were some of the “worst jokes” she’d ever heard.
“Everything she says is a complete lie – I’m appalled she said that! I’m the best joke-teller,” laughed Ystradgynlais-born Myles when told by WalesOnline what her new colleague had claimed.
So come on, let us be the judge of that…
“Ok, this makes me cringe now,” admitted the mother of two, who was crying with laughter as she prepared to share her jokes with us.
“Why did the spaceship fall out of the sky?”
We don’t know, why did the spaceship fall out of the sky?
“Because it was s**t!”
It may be the kind of joke to cause plenty of groans but Myles admitted the pair were in stitches as she told the gags ahead of their night shoot.
“Olivia fell off her stool. She was rolling about. We both lost it as the joke’s so bad but these are my kind of jokes.
“The second best joke I have I had heard on the radio and had to pull the car over as I had tears in my eyes from laughing so much.
“Why did the boy fall off his bike? Because someone threw a fridge at him? I know, they’re just terrible.”
The Torchwood star was a huge fan of Broadchurch before landing the role of Claire Ripley in the second series of the popular thriller.
And she admitted that it was “surreal” to suddenly find herself in a room with original cast members like Colman and David Tennant for the first read-through ahead of filming.
Despite her jokes, Myles and Colman have become good friends.
“We hit it off straight away. We very much have the same humour and had a great time together.
“You go into these jobs and meet really great people and you then go into the next job and might not see them again. But Olivia and I have kept in touch a lot.
“Olivia’s lovely you know – truly magnificent.”
Don’t forget to turn over to ITV (Sky – 103/HD 178, Freesat – 103/HD 131) for the 2nd episode of Broadchurch tonight at 9pm!