It’s crammed with all of the enjoyable you’d anticipate to have whereas residing in a share house along with your finest mates. From nights out to studying dance routines in your pyjamas, Maggie, Birdy, Nell and Amara appear to be they’re having the time of their lives.
“So I bear in mind our first large scene, we’re on this membership and we’ve got strobe lights, and it is packed. They’d go ‘Motion’ and the music would come on actually loud and the [director would say] ‘Dance loopy, dance loopy’,” she recalled.
“We have been like ‘That is so enjoyable’, like we have not been allowed to do that and now we’re getting paid to do that.”
Siu, who has additionally starred in TV sequence Alex Rider, was drawn to enjoying Nell in Every little thing I Know About Love after studying the ebook that impressed the sequence. Written by Dolly Alderton, the ebook is a memoir about Dolly’s experiences of navigating life, love and friendship throughout her 20s.
It was solely after being solid that the Siu found she lives close to the precise house Dolly and her mates as soon as referred to as home.
“After I first met Dolly for espresso she confirmed me the unique flat the place all the ladies, lived. Studying all her references to all of the pubs in Camden and stuff and determining the place all of them have been was actually enjoyable,” she stated.
However Every little thing I Know About Love is not all enjoyable and video games, there may be loads of heartbreak alongside the best way. That is notably true for Maggie and Birdy, childhood mates who develop aside when Birdy will get right into a severe romantic relationship.
Maggie and Birdy met Nell in faculty. Whereas the very best mates are nonetheless determining who they’re and what they need to do with their lives, Nell is sensible, assured and has marched straight into her profession as a instructor.
“She’s very sensible and articulate and accountable and humorous, and he or she sort of offers her mates a actuality verify. There’s at all times that one within the group that has to name the cab, or have the instructions, work out what they’re doing, so Nell does that. However what’s additionally very actual for that kind of particular person is it does begin to put on on her in the direction of the tip,” Siu stated.
“By the tip of the present I believe she’s a little bit of a multitude to be trustworthy. A whole lot of the things she thought she knew about herself are challenged, or perhaps she simply does not need to be that particular person anymore. I believe she’s simply making an attempt to insurgent just a little bit from the position she’s been put into or that she’s taken most of her life.”
For Siu the message of Every little thing I Know About Love is that friendships are as necessary as every other relationship in our lives. So it appears solely becoming that due to the sequence, Siu has made her personal particular friendship with co-stars Emma Appleton (Maggie), Bel Powley (Birdy) and Aliyah Odoffin (Amara).
“I used to be interested by this the opposite day. Dolly wrote this about her buddy group who’re clearly wonderful, and thru that I’ve bought three new mates. She made a cool group of mates and he or she’s written a present about them, and it is such a present to be in that and really make mates,” Siu defined.
Every little thing I Know About Love is the Scottish actress’ largest undertaking thus far and a highly-anticipated one at that. A day after the present’s launch Siu was happy with the response followers have needed to the sequence, however tried to not tackle the strain that comes with starring in an adaptation of a beloved ebook.
“I believe with tasks I’ve executed previously, you’ve gotten so little management over it as soon as it is made and it is on the market… I’ve sort of bought to the purpose now the place I simply take pleasure in making it after which hope folks will prefer it,” she stated.
And thus far it appears, they definitely do.