Belfast Telegraph

Friday 31 October 2014

Jones: Stella is kitchen sink drama

Ruth Jones plays the lead role in Sky 1 HD show Stella

Stella star Ruth Jones has revealed she and husband David Peet enjoy brainstorming ideas for the show in their kitchen.

The Bafta-nominated actress created the Sky 1 HD comedy with David through their company Tidy Productions, and former Gavin And Stacey star Ruth said she loves the team effort.

"It's great working with him. It could have its ups and downs because you could end up only talking about work, so we have to draw a line and go, 'Right it's gone 6pm now, let's stop talking about work' and that seems to work quite well," the Welsh actress explained.

The pair keep a whiteboard in their kitchen, which is where they think up most of their ideas.

Ruth said: "We have a good laugh while we're doing it. I just hope that translates into the script but we're enjoying ourselves."

As for the show's saucy scenes, according to Ruth, "sex on screen's just got great potential for comedy because it just looks funny".

"I like the idea of after sex a couple talking about what they're going to have for tea. You know, 'We'll have that cauli, it's on the turn'. I love the pedestrian minutiae of day-to-day life," she added.

:: The second series of Stella continues on Sky1 on Friday nights.

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