There’s a serial killer on the loose and as the body count mounts, Marcella’s focus is compromised by a series of blackouts and the breakdown of her marriage.The tense final episode saw her estranged husband Jason stabbed.
And I’m so acutely aware of the ephemeral nature of my job.’ She’s also worried about Brexit.
‘Because of my dual nationality I have always felt European. For people like my mother it’s a very difficult thing – she has lived and worked here for 30 years.’ .
‘Becky is this kind, reasonable person and she wants the best for the whole family,’ says Yolanda.
‘She doesn’t realise quite how charged the situation is.
You just have to play what’s written and hope the audience believes it.’ The pair were discouraged from becoming too friendly off-camera to make their rivalry more believable. But at one point when we were talking and laughing between scenes, the director was, like, “No, break it up!
We don’t want any of this.”’ Anna’s trademark look in the show – a green Woolrich parka thrown over preppy shirt-and-jumper combos – attracted a lot of attention.But, first things first, where does that memorable name come from? For a start, you’d never guess her Mediterranean heritage – Yolanda is an elegant, pale blonde who exudes a Gwyneth Paltrow-style yoga-bunny serenity.There can’t have been many Yolandas in the playground when she was growing up in Birmingham. ‘I’m fluent in the language and I have lots of Spanish qualities – I’m impatient and have a fiery temper,’ she says.It’s important to have those people who you respect, who have that experience.’ Yolanda is now keen to make her mark on screen – more TV and, she hopes, movies.‘All the grounding you have in theatre is so useful but there’s so much more technical ability with screen work,’ she says.The 1992 film version, starring Helena alongside Emma Thompson, was much loved – was it a hard act to follow?