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Aimee Lou Wood Talks of Emotional Scenes in Living


Aimee Lou Wood Talks of Emotional Scenes in Living


LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Aimee Lou Wood attends the

Aimee Lou Wood‘s career is reaching new heights as she moves from the small screen to the silver screen with her first major film role in “Living”, released in UK cinemas on 4 Nov. Starring alongside esteemed actor Bill Nighy, the movie is a remake of the Japanese film “Ikiru”, and tells the story of unlikely friendships and embracing life to its fullest. Yet there was one particular scene that left her “inconsolable”.

“To be honest, the film required very little acting and that’s what happens when you’re with amazing actors because you’re just responding to them,” Wood told Digital Spy. “That scene particularly, I mean, I was inconsolable, hours after I could not stop crying.”

The star, who has accumulated legions of fans for her role in “Sex Education“, added that she actually had to rein in her emotion. “I did really have to concentrate on not just losing the plot. In between tapes, people were just running in with tissues, make-up people were coming in, because it was an endless stream of tears.”

Wood also reveals that playing plucky Margaret in the heartwarming film was a welcome change to her usual nature. “I can get very stuck, I can get very frozen in thought and I think that it was really whilst doing this film. I was very much like, ‘Come on, Aimee, stay here, stay in the now, stay in this work, appreciate the small things, find the extraordinary in the ordinary'”, she said. “It was such a lovely break from me playing Margaret. I really, really did appreciate it and it taught me a lot.”

Her role is also a stark contrast to popular Aimee Gibbs, who she plays in “Sex Education”. Wood’s will be returning for the upcoming series, although she has hinted that there will be a different feel for season 4. “Aimee, particularly, her best friend’s in America, she doesn’t have a boyfriend for the first time ever, she’s at a brand new school where she doesn’t have any mates,” Wood said to Digital Spy. “So there’s a lot of newness for all of the characters and I think that that does make the show feel very new.”

Wood has certainly made her mark in the world of TV, and we have no doubt she will see success in the film industry, too, if this performance is anything to go by.

“Living” is out in UK cinemas from 4 Nov.


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