‘I know how to stitch and do CPR !’
Stockport-born actress Michelle Keegan, 30, shot to fame playing Tina McIntyre in Corrie from 2008 to 2014. She has been married to TOWIE- starturned-US-TV-presenter Mark Wright since 2015.
Hi, Michelle! So we left Georgie in Somalia at the end of season two. What’s happened since?
This season, we pick up with Georgie at home with her friends and family, when she gets a call from Captain James asking her to come out to Nepal for a NGO relief mission. She’s still independent – not with Elvis – putting her career first and loving the Army.
How is she feeling about Elvis?
We join them in Syria where they left things on an even keel. They’re work colleagues, but there’s still love there. Georgie believes they can’t be together, but Elvis tries his luck a couple of times. Elvis is a ladies’ man, and she finds out things she doesn’t like. She tries to be professional but, deep down, she’s genuinely hurt.
What about Jamie?
Unfortunately, there’s no news. He’s probably settled down, got married and is still a doctor.
Have you had to go to bootcamp for this series?
Yes, in Sandhurst and South Africa. It’s getting into the mindset of the Army, running drills, holding a weapon, discipline, and medical skills. I know how to use a tourniquet, a bandage, how to stitch and do CPR!
What was your best scene?
A big bust-up with Georgie and Elvis: we have a row where there’s a lot of frustration and a lot of
jealousy, but the love is still there. It was great to film.
What’s the new member of 2-Section, Maisie, like?
Very strong-willed! It’s challenging for Georgie, who has to look after her and keep her in check. Maisie’s a rebel.
What were the toughest challenges this series?
It’s been more physically demanding, definitely. There are lots more stunts, and a lot more running, which I’m rubbish at – it’s a nightmare!
Did you bring any comfort items from the UK?
I wanted to feel at home, so that’s why I brought Yorkshire Tea bags in my suitcase!
Our Girl starts tonight (Tue 10 Oct), BBC One, 9pm