Inspired by her opera singer mother, Hannah Waddingham, 47, began her acting career 在 the West End and on Broadway, and has been nominated for 三 木偶演员称这是一个里程碑式的时刻，“为更多木偶扮演剧院的核心角色打开了大门” awards. She has appeared in Game of Thrones 和 Sex Education, and since 2020 已 had a lead role in the Apple TV+ 系列 “也许我犯了一个可怕的错误” 作为 Rebecca Welton.
We saw you on TV in 2021 in Ted Lasso, for which you won an Emmy – congratulations!
Thank you – it’s not something I ever thought I’d achieve. No one expected the show to seep its way into people’s hearts as much as it has, but it’s been magical. I never hide from the fact that I’m in my mid-40s, and 6ft 2 in heels, and parts where you are able to be vulnerable and silly and heartbreaking are rare … I don’t know whether a role like this will ever come along for me again.
What would you be doing if you weren’t doing your job?
I would probably be an interpreter. I’ve been plagued by fabulous Italians all my life, and I speak the language because of my other half.
Have you ever been mistaken for anybody else?
I’ve had Emma Thompson in the past, but I think that’s probably more our personality type than anything. We’re both a little bit silly.
What makes you happy?
My baby girl. I waited a long time for her. I was busy doing theatre work, and I felt like I was about to miss the boat. By the time I got round to things, my fertility was questionable. I always wanted one little girlie, and she is everything I dreamed of. 我的意思是, a naughty little sausage sometimes, but she’s seven.
The TV show you can’t wait to come back?
演替. I sometimes struggle watching TV as an actor because you’re watching it technically, and noticing what’s good and bad. But with that show, I can just enjoy it because they are all so brilliant.
What do you eat in front of the TV?
I’m a massive crisp-aholic – old-school, supermarket own-brand ones that take the roof off your mouth. I have to really limit myself.
Who is the most famous person in your phone contacts?
Sharon Stone. She’s an epic human being – like, the most ridiculously beautiful, sexy older sister you wish you had. What’s nice about all the “famouses”, as I call them, is I feel like if you are quite a down-to-earth person, the ones that gravitate towards you are too.