Speaking with the New Zealand Herald online, actress Eve Myles has spoken about the success of Torchwood and what is has done to change her life over the past five years.
Torchwood: Miracle Day will start showing on Prime and in the build up to that, Myles talks about her journey with the program so far.
Talking about the new setting for Torchwood (largely America):
“Taking it over to Hollywood there was a massive sense that “okay it’s the fourth series but we need to make it as if it was the first. We need to make it massive” and hopefully that is what we have achieved.”
But now that Torchwood is a BBC/Starz production means that the casting saw appearances from some big names in Hollywood, something that was difficult for Myles to adapt to:
“Lauren Ambrose [from Six Feet Under who plays scheming PR consultant Jilly Kitzinger], I think she’s literally got an injunction out on me because all I did was stand by her and stare. I’m a complete fangirl myself, pretending to be cool.”
The character of Gwen Cooper has been through a lot of changes between Torchwood: Children of Earth and Miracle day but how does that affect the dynamic of how she is portrayed on screen?
“They’ve made her a mother, a wife, a daughter and also team leader with Jack Harkness. She has a love-hate relationship with this organisation. But it’s the most exciting time of her life.”
Here in the UK we’ve obviously experienced the amazing adventure that Gwen embarks on, but the future of Torchwood is less assured since the series ended. According to Eve Myles, however:
“As long as there is Russell T. Davies there is life in Torchwood.”
For those of you who haven’t managed to catch Torchwood: Miracle Day as yet, it’s a belter of a story, sending Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper through a ten part emotional rollercoaster.
Be sure not to miss it!
Over in New Zealand, Torchwood: Miracle Day is currently showing on Prime at 9.35 pm on Thursdays.