Conversations With Friends actress Jamima Kirke has spoken of her experience with swimming in the Irish Sea, saying that it was so cold it reduced her to tears.
Chatting to RTE Entertainment, Jemima and her cast member Sasha Lane were quizzed about their love of the Irish Sea, to which Sasha said:
“I didn’t like it! I didn’t want to be in it, I didn’t want to do it”
Chiming in Jemima went into some detail about the swimming scenes and how grueling it was for her.
“Not only did I not like it, it really was the hardest thing I’ve ever done as an actor”
“Physically and mentally, not emotionally but mentally, and afterward I will say that I cried because it was over. I cried.”
Continuing on, Jemima said that had to mentally prepare herself for future sea scenes, questioning the showrunners about what was happening next.
“Every single day on set I asked “when are we shooting that scene, is it in Belfast, is it in Dublin, will we be wearing a wetsuit?” I was obsessed!”
Conversations With Friends will begin on RTE One this Wednesday, May 18th with one episode dropping weekly.