‘Midwife’ star Jessica finds even the loo is full of fans
Call the Midwife star Jessica Raine has said she is constantly stopped by fans – in the toilets.
Raine, 30, shot to fame last year playing Jenny Lee in the hit BBC1 drama, set in the 1950s in London’s East End.
The actress, who returns in the second series on Sunday, said: “I’ve never experienced anything like that wave of attention before.
“I was appearing at the Young Vic in London at the end of last year and getting public transport every day. Overnight, I found myself being stared at on the Tube.
“You start to look behind you or think, ‘Is there something on my face?’ Thank God I really love the show – can you imagine what it would be like if I didn’t?”
Raine added: “The most common place I get stopped by fans is the ladies’.
“If there’s a queue outside, you’re trapped because you need to go. But they’re very good bonding places, you always end up having great conversations in the loo.”
The hit drama, based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, landed a second series just two episodes into its run after audiences of almost ten million viewers. Raine said that Call the Midwife was a success because of its “gritty moments”.
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