So in addition to episode 4 airing, we get an interview. I was tempted to tweet asjubg whether Laura had any....intense/significant (aka F/C sex) scenes with Ruta but....oh well. Somebody asked whether Ruta or Heather was a better kisser...and since there has been no F/C kiss yet...
Thank you to everyone who sent us questions here on the blog and via Facebook and Twitter for Lip Service actress Laura Fraser, who plays architect Cat. We put a selection of your questions to Laura and these are her answers. Enjoy!
Ruta Gedmintas as Frankie and Laura Fraser as Cat in Lip Service
From Luce Davies: What made you go for the role of Cat and did you audition or any other parts?
Hi Luce. I only read for Cat and I liked her because I thought it would be interesting to play someone so nervous and anxious. Compared to Cat I feel very happy and chilled!
From Emma Bjork Harland: What research if any did you do for your role; gay bars, websites or gay friends for example?
Hey Emma. I have quite a few gay pals but they are all loved up and no longer on the scene, so it was fun to go to a few gay bars in Glasgow and check it out. I only got the part a week before shooting so there wasn't time for a lot of research!
From Gill: Hi Laura, loving the show. Is it true you had to read 'The Guide to Lesbian Sex' to prepare for your role as Cat and if so, what was the most interesting thing you learnt from it?
Hi Gill, glad you're loving the show! We had a look at the lesbian sex guide to get some ideas and I thought the pictures were stunning. Women's bodies together are so beautiful. A very aesthetically pleasing book altogether!
Heather Peace as Sam and Laura Fraser as Cat in Lip Service
Hey Kelsey.Yes, I have to admit there are some similarities! I can be a bit of a control freak about the tidyness of my house and I can get a little anxious about small things, but generally I think I have a less fearful perspective than Cat.
From nebelkaetzchen: Which scene(s) did you enjoy filming the most? Which did you dislike the most?
I loved filming ensemble scenes so that I could enjoy watching the other actors, they really made me laugh. I wasn't a huge fan of the day I had three consecutive sex scenes, I found that rather stressful!
From pqst07: Laura, I just wondered what you found to be the funniest moment you experienced during filming. Am really enjoying the series and your work in general!
One day last December I was in the make-up chair with my three year old daughter visiting and we heard a rumbling coming from the hall outside. We looked out and saw two giant pandas on wheelie chairs whizzing their way towards us. It was Ruta Gedmintas (Frankie) and Heather Peace (Sam) dressed up in these panda costumes that were randomly lying around in production office, but from then on my daughter thought I went to work with pandas.
Thanks Lisa! Yes we all got along swimmingly, I really love the cast. Such an interesting group of bright, funny, kind women (and men!)They're very cool indeed.
From Katie Hyatt: Here is a question from an American who LOVES the show. :) I'd like to ask: Who is the better kisser, Ruta Gedmintas or Heather Peace?
Are you trying to get me in trouble Katie!?!
From jiggyquincy: What was it like starring in two BBC dramas at the same time, Lip Service and Single Father both starting a few days apart?
It was good fun and a little confusing, people were a bit like 'So you're a lesbian and you die?' And I had to say, 'No, I'm playing David Tennant's wife in one show, Single Father, and I die on Sunday, then I'm playing a live lesbian on Tuesdays'!
From Faye Clark: What do your family and friends think about you playing the role of a lesbian? Have you had any trouble because of it?
My peeps think the show is great! I gave them advance warning re sex scenes, which is what I always do gay or straight, as no one needs to see their sibling/daughter having sex! All the feedback has been positive.
Laura Fraser plays Cat in Lip Service. Don't forget you can watch Lip Service at 10.30pm Tuesdays on BBC Three.
I wanna see Ruta and Heather in a panda suit.
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