As I am sure you are aware, portraying such an iconic figure was always going to be a struggle. Partly because she was so well liked, but also because people still remember her. There are also some personal setbacks – I am a qualified teacher, and regularly teach. This involves hand gestures and speaking/ articulating my point. However, Diana spoke with her eyes and less so with her hands. So one of the things I have been working on is not using my hands, and using my eyes more. This is a huge challenge.
I also am trialling learning my lines via audio. Never done that before, but it hopefully is working!
Sophie Methuen – Turner Brighton Actress.