Inside Coastal

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Japanese DVD art

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Wire Series 4 Japanese dvd art

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Inside Blog : Interview with Simone Lahbib

Simone Lahbib admits that she would find it hard to cope with the hectic lifestyle of WIRE IN THE BLOOD cop DI Alex Fielding.

“Although we are both mums with busy jobs, our lives are very different and I have it so easy in comparison with Alex.  I can’t imagine the constant stress of a life like hers.  For a start she’s a single mum whereas I’m so lucky to have a supportive family and husband.

“Alex has a constant tension at home because she’s worried about doing the right thing for her son, then having to go back and deal with her job, for which she has to be in a state of control and very together.  It can be at times quite traumatic for her, but it’s also great stuff for me as an actress to play.”

Simone was delighted to be back as Alex after joining the hit series last year.

“It’s great to be back.  I enjoyed it even more this time around.  There were occasions last year when Alex was a little green in some areas but now she’s beginning to be able to work alongside Tony more.  They are very different but there’s an understanding there that wasn’t there before. 

“She still doesn’t compromise where she stands on things.  Most of the time she trusts Tony’s opinion but she is coming from the police side and she needs the facts and the evidence to do her job and catch the serial killer.  It’s good to have a profile but she needs to get to the next stage.”

Just as Tony and Alex have formed a strong partnership, Simone has enjoyed working with Robson Green and the rest of the Coastal Productions team.

“Robson is a joy to work with.  He can carry a show and he is a great leading man.  When we are shooting such heavy subject matter, with Robson there, you don’t feel you are taking it home with you.  He gets the balance right and I am just so fond of him.

“I know he calls me a good audience but I love his sense of humour and he makes me laugh.  But that’s no good when you have to go for a second take!  Also, the cast and crew that Coastal pull together for each episode are so strong.  They don’t have huge egos but huge personalities, and that makes such a difference when you go to work.”

 

Posted by ken on July 27, 2007

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