Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 May 2015

Phillips: Writing films is tough

Sally Phillips wrote the feature film The Decoy Bride
Sally Phillips wrote the feature film The Decoy Bride

Sally Phillips doesn't plan to write another film script for a while - because penning The Decoy Bride was "quite painful".

The romantic comedy, starring David Tennant and Kelly Macdonald, was Sally's first feature film script, and the funnywoman found it wasn't as simple as she'd expected.

"Writing The Decoy Bride was quite painful. ...I thought when I had children, well, I'll sit at home and I'll do more writing so I can be around," she said.

"It took seven years for the film to get into the cinemas and it was in the cinemas for about three days before it was released onto DVD! It all felt a bit like hard work and I thought, you know what, the kids are quite hard work at the moment."

The actress - who stars in upcoming Sky1 HD sitcom Parents - revealed she does have more scripts in development, but plans to focus on acting for now.

"I'm really happy to be back in brightly coloured TV sitcom land where things start when they say they're going to and end when they're meant to and they pay you what they say they're going to pay you.

"At the moment with a new baby I'm happy where I am."

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