Saturday 24 February 2018

Suranne Jones: My husband wouldn’t get a second chance if he cheated

She told the Jonathan Ross Show she was surprised the series had been such a big hit.

Suranne Jones on the red carpet (Ian West/PA)
Suranne Jones on the red carpet (Ian West/PA)

By Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones says her husband would not get a second chance if she caught him having an affair.

The actress, 39, is back for a second series of Doctor Foster, the BBC1 drama in which Jones’s character discovered her husband had been cheating with a younger woman for two years.

She told The Jonathan Ross Show she was surprised the drama had been such a big hit, because she thought the infidelity storyline might be off-putting.

Suranne Jones.

“When I read the script and took the part on, I thought that infidelity might be a niche subject and I didn’t think that people would want to tune in, in their droves, to look at people cheating, but they do,” she said.

“I certainly wouldn’t give my husband, sorry Laurence (Akers), the opportunity for us to move on.

“Not (after) two years. He (Dr Foster’s husband) had a whole separate life going on in the show. I think I’m clean cut, if you want to be with someone else, be with someone else.”

Suranne Jones

The actress, who has just been announced as the star of new West End play Frozen, said viewers had admitted scanning a partner’s “phones” and private information to check up on them, just like her character in the series.

Jones promised series two will be a “different show,” adding: “It’s very dark and it’s very sexy and it’s very tense.”

It is a story about “two people who are divorced, who really hate each other, who still have to parent a child”.

“You can never split up is the point. Because they did have a great relationship, there’s a lot of unresolved sexual energy and we all know if you have exes, and if you meet an ex again, when you see each other again…. all those feelings. I think again it’s uncomfortable… You’ve got a very uncomfortable blended family in series two.”

:: The Jonathan Ross Show airs tonight (Saturday) at 9.30 on ITV.

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