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Michaela Coel considering her next TV project after I May Destroy You

She said she had to wait to ‘finish giving birth to I May Destroy You’.


Michaela Coel (Ian West/PA)

Michaela Coel (Ian West/PA)

Michaela Coel (Ian West/PA)

Michaela Coel says she is thinking about her next TV project after I May Destroy You.

Coel, 32, has had a hit with with the drama, which she created, co-directed and also stars in, about the aftermath of sexual assault.

Asked whether she had plans for what would come next, she told the Obsessed With… podcast: “There might be a little something on my mind.

“It is in the back of my mind and I keep telling this idea to wait because we’ve got to finish giving birth to I May Destroy You before I start thinking about having other children!”

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‘I May Destroy You’ is the best thing I’ve seen on British TV for yeaaaarssss!! Go watch it on iplayer right now. It’s wholesome, uncomfortable, hilarious but terribly sad and then awkward...and then it makes you cough a bit for no reason and also makes you go put the kettle on, for no reason. You might pretend you need a pee and then you get a bit itchy, then it makes you ask your girls things you haven’t before. And then makes you want to run out in the street and laugh so hard like mad til you cry for absolute hours! I’ve never felt so many emotions at once! Absolutely fantastic 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Michaela Coel bloody SMASHED it 💫 Pro 👏🏻 found ♥️

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She urged fans to rewatch the BBC One series for lots of hidden plot details.

“There are Easter eggs littered all over that show and I think you have to rewatch and rewatch and rewatch to really begin enjoying it,” she said.

And she added: “I love every single character in the show … I spent two and a half years writing these humans, how could I not love them?”

“I had to fall in love with these characters even when that was really difficult and I had to love myself even when that was really difficult.”

Michaela Coel’s episode of Obsessed With I May Destroy You is available now on BBC Sounds