Richard Mad­den ‘didn’t want to act again’ after ilm­ing Body­guard

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Richard Mad­den has con­fessed his en­thu­si­asm for act­ing less­ened after star­ring in hit BBC se­ries Body­guard. The Scot­tish ac­tor led the drama from Line of Duty cre­ator Jed Mer­cu­rio as David Budd, a Ptsd-suf­fer­ing war vet­eran who’s hired as a spe­cial­ist pro­tec­tion ofi­cer for Home Sec­re­tary Ju­lia Mon­tague (Kee­ley Hawes).

“It had taken so much out of me phys­i­cally, men­tally and per­son­ally,“Mad­den said in a new in­ter­view with GQ.”

I didn’t see any of my friends for months, un­less they came to set. It was just re­lent­less.” He con­tin­ued: “You didn’t get a day off. My char­ac­ter doesn’t get a sec­ond off. It took more out of me than any­thing else I’ve done.”

Upon its de­but, Body­guard swiftly be­came one of the most watched shows in the his­tory of the chan­nel.

The ac­tor also re­called sob­bing so much on the light home after ilm­ing his Game of Thrones death scene that other pas­sen­gers were forced to move seats.

“I looked like I’d mur­dered some­one and got on that light which, in fact, I hadn’t — I’d been mur­dered,” he said. Rachel Weisz has an is­sue with mem­bers of the press who are in­tent on con­tin­u­ally ask­ing her what it’s like to act along­side other women. The Bri­tish ac­tor, who was at­tend­ing the 2018 Gotham Awards, used the cer­e­mony as an op­por­tu­nity to ex­press a hope that one day she won’t be asked such ques­tions, high­light­ing the dou­ble stan­dard that male ac­tors don’t get asked the same ques­tion about work­ing with other men. Ac­cept­ing the Spe­cial Jury Award for En­sem­ble Per­for­mance for Yor­gos Lan­thi­mos ilm The Favourite, Weisz said: “I hope one day in the not-so-dis­tant fu­ture we don’t get asked what it was like to share the screen with other women. Be­cause I don’t think you ever ask men that. But I could be wrong.”

Weisz stars in the pe­riod com­edy along­side Olivia Col­man and Emma Stone who both couldn’t at­tend the cer­e­mony. In their place, Weisz brought along two card­board cutout masks of their faces. Upon its re­lease in the US, the Fox Search­light ilm has be­come the high­est-gross­ing in­de­pen­dent ilm of the year so far. Ac­tress and former Miss World Priyanka Cho­pra mar­ried Amer­i­can singer Nick Jonas in a tra­di­tional

Hindu cer­e­mony in Ra­jasthan, after three days of wed­ding cel­e­bra­tions which in­cluded a Chris­tian wed­ding, a colour­ful mehendi cer­e­mony, a friendly cricket match and a power-packed ‘desi’ mu­si­cal evening.

Their wed­ding cel­e­bra­tions were in tune with the ma­jes­tic venue — the royal Umaid Bhawan Palace, si­t­u­ated atop a hill in the Blue City of Jodh­pur in Ra­jasthan.

Priyanka, 36, and Nick, 26, irst ex­changed vows in a Chris­tian cer­e­mony ofi­ci­ated by the groom’s fa­ther on Dec.1. They wore cus­tom­made Ralph Lau­ren en­sem­bles — a good it as the two stars had shared the spot­light for the irst time as guests of the de­signer at the 2017 Met Gala.

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