“I can understand there’s some degree of interest, but the public pay to see Anna Friel the actress, not Anna Friel, the mum, or Anna Friel, the girlfriend.” Nor indeed, the Anna Friel of almost two decades ago.As a 16-year-old, she appeared in the Liverpool soap Brookside for 18 months in the early Nineties and scooped the 1995 Most Popular Actress title at the National Television Awards.She is now 35, with a considerable body of work, including the multi-award-winning US series Pushing Daisies.But the spectre of Beth Jordache is always lurking in the wings.But when I wasn't at work, I wasn't behaving the way you should," she confesses.
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Anna Friel is nestled deep inside a voluminous Joseph sweater that prettily swamps her waif-like frame.
Her hair is a chestnut tumble, brow smooth as a milkmaid, yet her wide green eyes are watchful as a startled cat.
“I think journalists always bring it up in case their readers don’t know who I am,” she says flatly, trying very hard to suppress the hint of a moue.
“But I’d like to think that the public recognises me for some of my other work.