Suranne is playing some very difficult scenes involving infidelity.
Doctor Foster is back on our screens for a second series of drama.
And it would appear that we’re not the only ones utterly emotionally invested in the hit BBC series, as actress Suranne Jones – who plays the role of Dr. Gemma Foster in the show – has shared the emotional turmoil that comes with playing such a heavy part.
The first episode of the new series focused on Gemma Foster’s vengeance of her estranged ex-husband Simon following his affair, and actress Suranne has admitted the energy she put into the role left her wanting to ‘run home’ to her husband.
Speaking with Marie Claire, Suranne explains that after giving her all to the role, she was forced to really scrutinise her own relationship. Suranne, who has been married to magazine editor Laurence Akers since 2014 after the couple met at a wedding earlier that year, shared: “I actually had two friends going through divorce at the time of filming. You can see the pain can go on for as long as three or four years in people when that happens. We also use the word ‘mental’ a lot to describe women who have just had their heart broken.”
Continuing from this, the 39-year-old shares that she feels very fortunate enough to be currently emotionally secure enough to play such a difficult role. Suranne said: “Luckily I was in a good place to be able to tell that story. Can you imagine if there were any doubts about my own relationship? It would have been awful.”
Suranne then added that the energy she put into the role had left her “wanting to run straight home to give my husband a big cuddle” after filming.
So much so, the couple are now expecting a child together – the actress added: “And I got pregnant within months of finishing!”
Congratulations to Suranne and her partner! Catch Doctor Foster on BBC1 on Tuesday at 9pm.