Kelly: Film stars looked down on TV
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.