Trigger Point stars open up about stealing from set

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Trigger Point is making its ITV debut on January 23 and the crime drama promises plenty of nail-biting moments. From Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio, the show features Vicky McClure as Lana Washington and Adrian Lester as Joel Nutkins. The two actors spoke to Express.co.uk and other press about whether they stole from the set.

Trigger Point is unlike any other police drama as it focuses on counter-terrorism policing.

The six-part thriller shows how the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad are always running towards danger.

Lana Washington is struggling to balance the intensity of the job with her own personal traumas.

Actress McClure said she fully immersed herself in the experience and “never switched off” from the job.

She and co-star Lester were asked whether they had ever taken anything for themselves on set.

The Line of Duty star said: “I haven’t ‘stolen’ anything, I did take Lana’s pyjamas because I really liked them.

“So yeah, I’ve got those, but to be honest some of Lana’s wardrobe is quite cool when she’s not in her Expo gear.

“And I’m like ‘Oh that’s cool I’ll keep that, that’s really nice’ and then by the time I’ve worn it that many times, I’m over it.

“Nick Gillespie who was the DOP [Director of Photography] on this was just the best I have ever worked with.

“He put a little Lego Lana on the camera that was the camera mascot and I’ve got that, they gave me that on wrap which was really sweet.”

Actor Lester admitted there was always an item of clothing he would acquire from filming.

He said: “It’s because you are working with these experts in their field and they take a look at your shape, your body, your colour, your height.

“And they start thinking what is going to be good for you and they come back with these items of clothing.

“There’s always something that they come back with and I think ‘Oh my god that fits so well’.

“And at the end of the job I have to cough up a bit of change and that’s my wardrobe.”

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The star added: “My wardrobe is full, there’s an item of clothing from everything I have done hanging in there.

“I always grab an item, at one point it was a tie, it’s great.”

The cast had great fun on set despite the intensity of the subject matter they were dealing with.

The series follows Lana and Joel who are both ex-military and served together in Afghanistan.

As a terrorist campaign threatens the city, they are tasked with detaining the perpetrators before it’s too late.

Other characters include DI Thom Youngblood (Mark Stanley), Karl Maguire (Warren Brown) and Sonya Reeves (Kerry Godliman).

On how he came up with the characters of Lana and Joel, writer Daniel Brierley said: “Lana is the centre of the story for me, she’s real, vibrant and complicated.

“She really fits in with the central paradox of the story, how do you train yourself to be this cool in the face of danger and then survive in the real world and have relationships?

“For me, you can’t really have Lana without having Joel, they are part of a double act.

“He’s the only one who sees all the sides of her – she never has to pretend around him and he gets her.”

Trigger Point airs on ITV at 9pm on January 23.

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