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Published on June 30th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

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Myles: Torchwood Evolution “Ridiculous”

Having become the global phenomenon that it now is, it must be a very exciting time to be working on Torchwood. With the new series, Miracle Day, imminently arriving to our television screens worldwide there’s about to be a whole new lease of life for Torchwood and all that are involved with it.

Talking with pop culture website After Elton, actress Eve Myles who plays Torchwood stalwart Gwen Cooper revealed what it was like to be working on the show now that it had really found its own footing.

Talking about the show’s growth from BBC Three upwards, the star commented:

“It’s ridiculous. BBC Three, I mean, I couldn’t have been more excited. And then when we realized it was a smash hit, we moved to BBC Two, and my god, that was incredible. And then to have [Children of Earth] on BBC One was just superb. Then when the Hollywood thing came about? It got absurd. I’m still pinching myself. Literally.”

But it’s not just the show that’s had some big changes; Eve’s character Gwen has also come a long way since we first met her back in 2006 for Torchwood’s first episode Everything Changes:

“We find Gwen absolutely bored out of her mind but constantly on alert, constantly looking over her shoulder. She will remain on alert for the rest of her life. She’s exhausted. You find her living, literally, on the edge of a cliff somewhere in the UK, overlooking the most fabulous beach. They’re self-sufficient – they grow their own food, and they live in this cottage. And for Rhys, it’s wonderful; for Gwen, it’s hell.”

As is always the way of characters that have become part of the Doctor’s world, they start off without a clue about how to survive and end up as hard as nails alien hunters!

But while Torchwood is currently about to start its fourth series, it seems that things are still as fresh as they were when the BBC started making the show, something that has got Myles full of confidence:

“We’ve worked really hard to get the show to Hollywood; we’ve worked our asses off. We’ve had the gift and the payoff to take it to the hub of the industry that we’re in, and we’re making it the best that Torchwood could possibly be. We’re on a very exciting journey. “

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