5 MINUTES WITH...
Car Share actress Sian Gibson, 41, swaps a Fiat for a coach in this new murder mystery comedy with Johnny Vegas and an all-star cast
W hat was it like to film in Blackpool? Oh, I love Blackpool. We used to go there on family holidays when I was younger, so it was a treat to stay there again. We were blessed with glorious weather for the first few days so we saw Blackpool at its best.
You play coach tour guide Gemma. How would you react if passengers started to die mysteriously around you?
Oh, I don’t think I would ever get myself in such a situation. I have enough trouble sorting travel for myself, I could never organise it for others. I got on the wrong train the other week and ended up in Crewe three times on the same journey. Being a tour guide is definitely not in my DNA.
Tell us a bit more about the coach that you filmed in…
Well, I’m used to filming in a moving vehicle, but this was far roomier than a Fiat. The movie comes out around the same time as this. Which will be better – Orient Express with Johnny Depp or Blackpool Express with Johnny Vegas? Well I’m obviously going to say Blackpool Express and Vegas. Why? I’m not good with trains.
Can you reveal a secret about another cast member…
Kimberley Nixon looks so angelic, but that girl has got a potty mouth.
The response to Car Share was amazing. What has the past year has been like for you both personally and professionally?
It’s been overwhelming. I don’t think Peter [Kay] or I expected such a huge positive response to the show or the characters. So for me personally it’s been an absolute joy and, because of the show’s success, I’ve been fortunate enough to work on some amazing shows with some wonderful actors. It’s been an absolute dream and I’m loving every minute of it.