Posted by admin on August 14th, 2011 under Interview
The Borgias actress Holliday Grainger has revealed that making friends with co-star Ronan Vibert made it easier to film their violent scenes.
Lucrezia is the victim of rape by her husband, and Holliday said filming these scenes was strange.
She said: “It’s slightly surreal, but I didn’t find it traumatising at all. You put yourself in that mindset when they say, ‘Action’, but as soon as they say, ‘Cut’, there’s a boom mike stuck in your face.
“Yeah, there’s a random guy in between your legs, but he’s a guy that you’ve just been out for dinner with the night before, so you’re just chatting and making jokes.”
She also got to ride a horse for the big army scenes.
She said: “I was on horseback for a week. It sounds bad, but it was such good fun. David [Oakes] and I kept trotting off on our horses in between takes. They were like, ‘No, come back’ and we were like, ‘Sorry, but we’re in a big field on a horse, let us play!”
:: The Borgias starts on Sky Atlantic on Saturday, August 13.