Keeley Hawes reveals what made new drama Crossfire more 'exciting' to film than Bodyguard | The Sun

ACTRESS Keeley Hawes has revealed just what exactly made her new TV drama more exciting to film than Bodyguard.

Hawes, 46, played a lead role in the political thriller drama when it was broadcast in 2018.

She played Home Secretary Julia Montague with Richard Madden playing the role of her bodyguard Sergeant David Budd.

However, Keeley is worlds away from her former character in new drama series Crossfire.

She plays the character of Jo, a mother who is on her family holiday when a gunman storms the resort and opens fire.

A synopsis for the show reads: "A holiday turns from heaven to hell with a gunshot – and the consequences will linger long after the final bullets are fired. Nail-biting thriller starring Keeley Hawes."

Speaking about the new series Keeley has revealed why it was more 'exciting' to film compared to Bodyguard.

"For me and my experience… I’ve been asked: ‘How does this differ from other action-based pieces that you’ve done?’

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"Well, it’s the only one where I haven’t been passive. So, it’s quite a bit different. Something like Bodyguard, it’s an action thriller, but I wasn’t part of that action.

"So that was very exciting and very telling about the way things have been."

Keeley also added that after a conversation with Louise Doughty, a writer for the programme, she was sold.

"I had a conversation with Louise and she said all the right things and it was just having this woman, this extraordinary character, who isn’t particularly likeable.

"That’s very interesting, that’s very human, and she has this huge arc. We saw one tonight but she goes through an awful lot over the course of these episodes, so it’s a brilliant journey to take as an actor."

Crossfire begins tonight at 9pm on BBC One and iPlayer.

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