Anne-Marie Duff said she feels “everything responsible” for domestic abuse victims while filming the upcoming Apple TV+ series Bad Sisters.
actor who starred in the dark comedy as Grace, a woman trapped in a controlling marriage until her husband, played by Danish actor Claes Bang, suddenly dies. under a mysterious circumstance.
Fingers are pointed at her four sisters, played by stars including Eva Birthistle and Sharon Horgan, who are also the show’s creators.
Set between London and Dublin, the film is based on Clan in the Flemish franchise.
Speaking at the series premiere at BFI Southbank in London, Duff was thinking about taking on such a role.
She told the PA news agency: “Because I played Grace, who was trapped in this horrible forced marriage, I had to take on all the responsibilities.
“I had to make sure we said it with integrity because if we didn’t, of course, the audience wouldn’t be invested in saving me and they certainly wouldn’t be willing to let the two of you down. I kill him.
“So, ironically, we have to make sure that inside a comedy, that is told as honestly as possible.
“In the past, I have had some contacts with women’s charities that focus on domestic abuse, which has been really helpful to me (because) I feel I can Approaching the story with authenticity is very helpful.
“Because that’s really important to both Claes (Bang) who plays my husband and me. We wanted to tell the story accurately.”
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Talking about her work with women who have experienced domestic violence, she added: “They just tell me their stories and there is nothing like hearing a real person’s story to fill you up. wisdom and empathy.
“It also makes you careful and makes you forensic and refuses to take any shortcuts, so you’re really telling the story the right way, if that makes any sense.”
Horgan told the PA news agency that the series’ theme is “very dark but very real and important to talk about”.
She added: “It was just a balancing act, it affected the writing and affected the casting and rehearsal, filming and editing.
“You have to constantly monitor and make sure the comedy doesn’t delve into the important topic of what it means to have such an abusive relationship.
“You never want to be seen laughing at it but at the same time I think comedy is a great tool for dealing with serious subjects because when it hits you, it’s all the more brutal because because you don’t expect it. “
Bad Sisters premieres on Apple TV+ on August 19.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/anne-marie-duff-felt-responsibility-to-abuse-victims-during-bad-sisters-filming-41921960.html Anne-Marie Duff feels ‘responsible’ for abusing victim during filming of Bad Sisters