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Hands up — who’s missing Lip Service? We feel your pain. You’ve most likely watched the DVD a fair few times, you’re currently stalking/going to see Heather Peace gigging around the UK, Frankie is still your computer screen-saver and every now and then you still press play on your download of Roxanne McKee saying “Turn over.” But try as you might, you can’t shake off these Tuesday Blues. Even Gillian McKeith’s pseudo fainting episode and Saturday night fixes of Minogue and Cole can’t stop you wondering: “For goodness sake, what happens next?”
Unfortunately, we can’t help you with any of that. Instead, we suggest you just pull yourself together until Series Two and maybe take up a hobby, maybe knitting or the likes? Or, alternatively, you could read this smashing interview with Natasha O’Keefe aka Sadie aka the Artful Dodgeress.
You may remember how much we loved the Dodgeress and all of her gurning, klepto, and morally bereft ways. And we were delighted by how many of you Tweeted us to say that you too had a soft or hard spot for Sadie. You said, “Why don’t you girls interview Natasha?” And we thought, “Well alright , because it’s probably time to stop refreshing the ‘turn over’ scene and write another column.”
So here it is, and we are pleased as punch to tell you that Natasha is an absolute diamond of a girl and not at all like mad Sadie — although just because we didn’t *see* her steal anything or shag a tasty blonde on the floor of the cafe, doesn’t mean she didn’t when our backs were turned. Obviously this is a joke but, Harriet Braun, if Sadie is not in Series Two, then it’s no joke that we will be most upset.
AfterEllen.com: We’ve asked everyone this question, so we must also ask you what your audition process was like.
AE: That sounds a brilliant day. What were your first thoughts on Sadie when you read about her?
AE: We don’t ever find out too much about Sadie outside of her relationship with Frankie. Did you create much of your own backstory for her?
AE: Did you and Frankie talk much before filming about how you were going to make certain scenes authentic?
Great LezBritain: Interview with Natasha O’Keefe of “Lip Service”