Anna talks to two British rising stars about their career prospects and what it feels like to be up for a BAFTA Film Award.
CW: This episode includes discussion of sexual assault.
First up, Saint Maud star Morfydd Clark tells Anna about working with writer-director Rose Glass on her horror hit. Expressing sympathy for her character Maud, she explains the importance of educating young women with ADHD and autism on consent. Morfydd also recalls her first film job on The Falling and celebrates the safe and artistic environment that writer-director Carol Morley created for girls on set. Keep listening for Morfydd’s funny story on standing up to male directors and her insight into reading scripts with dyslexia.
Next, Anna is joined by Rocks lead Bukky Bakray. Plucked out of secondary school by director Sarah Gavron, Bukky explains the X-Factor like casting process for her first professional role. She recalls the joys of meeting open-minded women, works through her ideas of feminism, and pinpoints the importance of intersectionality. Did Rocks almost end up on YouTube? Is Viola Davis a real person? Bukky muses on these topics and more.
Other TV and movie mentions: I May Destroy You, Mr Robot, Judas and the Black Messiah, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, You Don’t Know Me (coming soon).
Bukky’s reading recommendations: Gloria Watkins aka bell hooks and Toni Morrison.
For more on Saint Maud, find our interview with Rose Glass in Episode 60, and to delve further into Rocks, you can listen to Sarah Gavron in Episode 26.