Antonia Thomas fans have a lot to look forward to over the next year, with the actress working on the new television show Homefront as well as movies including Spike Island and Rearview. For the second part of our interview, we chatted with the actress about what it was like to appear in a Coldplay video and how Lady Sybil is a complete bitch.
Misfits spoilers below.
What was it like to star in a Coldplay video?
It was amazing fun! I couldn’t believe I was doing it. It was like being at a private Coldplay gig for two days — brilliant.
When did you realize you wanted to be an actor?
I realized from quite a young age. I joined a youth group called the National Youth Music Theatre when I was 14 and we toured musicals around japan and England. From then on i had the bug. I thought I wanted to be in musicals at first and then it changed to just straight acting, although I would like to sing and use my voice in my work at some point – I’d love to do a musical film.
What actors/directors did you first notice, do you look up to?
I hugely admire British actresses like Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet — they have had such wonderful careers and are brilliant British actors and ambassadors. I also love Daniel Day Lewis, Anthony Hopkins Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender.
In terms of directors, I am a massive fan of Steve McQueen’s work and think that he is a brilliant role model for black people in this industry.
Who would you love to work with?
I would love to work with Steve McQueen, Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy and Emma Thompson.
What is it like having Lady Sybil slit your throat?
Haha – Jess is so lovely and although it was a bit of a traumatic experience we managed to have fun! I hope to get to work with her again in the future.
Any chance we may see you back for a scene or two in season 4?
I won’t be back for season four, but you never know with Misfits what could happen in the future.