God, I already loved and admired Bobby so much already - and now this. He respects women - he didn’t have to do this, not with his star - but he’s gender blind, and it’s beautiful. I suppose certain people will still focus on his use of a certain word….too bad for them.
I have to add: YAY for Ashley Jensen for loving Frank Spencer!!!!!
“When I got the script I was on holiday in Italy and I thought I had been sent it by mistake because originally that part was for a man.”
So Carlyle had looked beyond the Maggie Jacobs character and beyond gender, and cast Jensen to play the detective inspector regardless?
“Yes, he did. I know Agatha Raisin’s got a bit of steel in her, but this takes it to another level,” she laughs.
“I seldom get to play parts like this that are ballsy and get to say f***, f***, f*** a lot to possibly one of the hardest men in show business,” she says. “And there were times when I was playing June Robertson when yes, I did believe, in that moment, that this wee Rottweiler wumman could actually take him,” she says, laughing.