Actress Aisling Franciosi has admitted she found spitting on co-star Jamie Dornan very difficult.
Aisling, 20, who plays Katie in BBC drama The Fall, had to spit on Jamie’s serial killer character Paul Spector in the show.
Babysitter Katie got tied up by Paul in a racy hotel scene, but Aisling said spitting on her co-star was the most difficult part.
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“I knew that people would kind of react to that a bit because it’s very sensitive material
obviously if you look at it,” she said.
“I mean she’s a 16-year-old girl and he’s a serial killer. But I felt totally safe doing it, everyone was very respectful.
“And Jamie and I get on very well anyway and we can trust each other.
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“The hardest bit was actually having to spit on him,” she revealed.
“I actually went into the corridor and was trying to practice spitting.
“Whatever about spitting when you’re brushing your teeth or something, but I actually don’t spit.
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“One of the notes I got from the director was, ‘we’re going to need more spit, just you know, really hawk up’.
“And I was like, ‘I actually can’t do that, you’re asking me to spit on Jamie’s face, this is so gross’,” she added.
The finale of The Fall will air on RTE One on Wednesday December 17.