F3S: Are you allowed to talk about what you are working on at the moment?
EB: Yeah, I’m working on a film called Legend that is about the Kray twins and I play Frances who was Reggie Kray’s wife for a very short amount of time and then she committed suicide. So it’s not quite as fun and free and easy as this. Actually the scenes and the script and the story itself is a lot more serious, but I had a lot of fun working on the film and we’ve finished. We wrapped in 3 days and I’m dreading it. I had a great time.
F3S: Were you shooting in East London?
EB: Yeah. I am living there at the moment. We’ve been doing a great deal of shooting around there. I think they’re shooting in Slough at the moment, so bummer I missed out on that one! I know! However, I get so emotionally attached. It’s such a weird job to do when you’re such a sensitive person because you get so emotionally attached to this little family you are working with, and then it gets depressing.
F3S: Do you get attached to the characters you are playing or the people you work alongside?
EB: I always feel like “when it’s done, it’s done” in that sense. I always feel like that when I have to do a re-shoot for something. I’m always: “Whoa, whoa, this character is not in me anymore”. That’s always a bizarre thing for me to do. But on every film there’s always someone that I fall in love with, platonically of course. Just on the film I am doing at the moment the hair and make-up girls have become my best friends, and Tom. We have so much fun every day and the director is the best and it is just like: “Shit! I wish I could make this film forever”, which is how I feel on every film I have fun working on. // film3sixty
“It’s tough. I mean, what a horrible job!” she jokes of playing Tom Hardy’s love interest. “It’s tricky because we have so many serious scenes to film and it’s very difficult not to laugh. You know when you meet someone with the same sense of humour as you and you look at each other and burst out laughing? That’s not really the best thing when the scene you’re doing is about how you’re getting a divorce and you’re really depressed and you’re gonna kill youself.“ Laughter aside, the brunette admits how excited she was on the first day of filming, as well as the fact that she finds Tom intimidatingly talented. “It’s so annoying! At first I was like ‘oh shit, I should probably just go home…”
Photos: Some shadow-boxing during the last day on the Legend set | 15 August 2014