“Lovesick” is brilliant, to say the least, and so is Hannah Britland, who plays Abigail in the series. And once again we have to thank Netflix for, rightfully, keeping the show alive and for allowing everyone to enjoy it!
Here our interview with Hannah, from the importance that music has even for her acting, to her future projects and some fun curiosities.
The first memory that comes to your mind when you think about your acting career?
My strongest memory is getting out of the car on my first ever day on set and not having a clue where to go or what to do. I stood there for about 5 minutes in the trailer park taking it all in and feeling so overwhelmed but so lucky to be there.
Acting and music, how these two worlds intertwine in your everyday life?
I use music to help get into character before I go on stage. I make a playlist for every character, the sort of music they would listen to or a song that represents what they are going through. I listen to the playlist in my dressing room and it helps me focus.
How did you connect with your character Abigail in “Lovesick”?
I find playing Abigail a completely natural experience so I don’t need to think too much about how to connect to her. She’s part of me and I’m part of her.
Do you usually change your way of approaching a new character? For instance Abigail in “Lovesick” and Melissa in “Innocent”?
I approach every script in the same way. I usually spend several weeks creating a back-story for my characters before working through the script and focusing on what they are doing in the story. The backstory I have created helps me understand why my characters act the way they do and it informs how I am going to play them.
What’s next for Hannah?
I am about to start a play at the Jermyn street theatre– a studio space in London’s West End. It’s a beautiful true story about a father and daughter’s relationship and how it was tested during Hurricane Katrina in the US.
Must have on set: Coffee.
Superpower: To speak any language.
Epic fail on the job: I can’t run so had to get a stunt double when I played an athlete in “Misfits.”
Happy Place: Covent Garden.
Favorite accent: Irish.
Movie: then and now: “Gladiator” and “The Lion King.”
Favorite Word: Discombobulated.
Who you’d rather be: Simba.
Favorite Emoji: ??
Italian movie: Anything by Giuseppe Tornatore.
Favorite quote: “Go hard or go home.”
The last series you binge-watched: “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
What have you already crossed from your Bucket List: Surfing.
I Dreamed a Dream: To play Audrey Hepburn.
The most beautiful thing while filming “Lovesick”? The location, Glasgow, is stunning.
Ops! Break Time:
Snack Crush? Mars bar.
Sweets or Popcorn? Popcorn.
Since we are Italian…Hawaiian pizza, yay or nay? No no no no!
Photographer: Bartek Szmigulski
Stylist: Holly Ounstead
Hair & Make-up: Charlotte Yeomans