Kelly: Film stars looked down on TV

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - EXCLUSIVE -

TRAINSPOTTING star Kelly Macdonald has re­vealed Hol­ly­wood ac­tors’ snob­bery over tak­ing TV roles.

The ac­tress, 41, who played Diane in the iconic 1996 film, said ac­tors used to look down on their small screen col­leagues.

Kelly ap­peared in the block­buster series Board­walk Empire and will next be seen with Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch in BBC drama The Child In Time, later this month.

She said: “There used to be an al­most ‘up­stairs/ down­stairs’ level of con­de­scen­sion when it came to tele­vi­sion, and if you were a film ac­tor do­ing tele­vi­sion it was seen as a step down.

“That’s ab­so­lutely not the case now – TV is so so­phis­ti­cated.”

■ Kelly Macdonald.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.