Belfast Telegraph

Friday 11 July 2014

Emilia Fox practises drunkenness

Emilia Fox says she's not very good at getting drunk

Emilia Fox has revealed how she practised getting drunk to play an alcoholic in a new film.

The 35-year-old Silent Witness star will appear alongside Dougray Scott and Jodie Whittaker in time-travelling romantic thriller Harmony later this year, as alcoholic Doris.

Emilia revealed: "We all played three different ages of our character. Mine was a rather unfortunate character who descends into severe alcoholism and misery.

"Playing an alcoholic was very interesting since I'm not a very big drinker so I tried, I thought how can I experience getting drunk?

"I've got a mechanism in me that goes 'I don't want anymore alcohol' so I very, very rarely can remember getting drunk, but I did attempt to get drunk to know what the feeling was like on this film, not on my own I have to say, I don't recommend it."

She added: "I suppose what was interesting about it acting wise, whilst you're playing drunk you feel like you need to be sort of slightly overly relaxed and not in control of what you're doing and yet actually when you are quite drunk you're trying to take control so you're a lot more studied and concentrated, so it was trying to get that balance which was quite interesting."

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