Series 2 Cast Interviews
Gillian Taylforth

Gillian Taylforth

Plays
Jackie Pascoe/Webb

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER. HOW ARE THEY DEVELOPING THIS SERIES?
She's much the same as last series. Obviously she's Kyle's mum. She loves to get dressed up in nice clothes and flirt with the lads from the team. But she's got a lot more to do this series - what with the baby and everything. She's softened a lot towards Chardonnay as well, during the pregnancy.

WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING IN FOOTBALLERS' WIVES?
That I get to wear lovely glamorous clothes! After years of being in the cafe in Eastenders it's great to get rid of that pink pinny!

WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER?
She's feisty and funny. And it's nice play someone with money and a glamorous lifestyle. It's a far cry from Albert Square.

WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER?
Nothing.

ARE YOU LIKE YOUR CHARACTER AT ALL? HOW DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD GET ON WITH THEM IF YOU MET THEM IN REAL LIFE?
I'm absolutely nothing like her. But I do think we'd get on. She's funny and bright, and she's a good laugh. I can imagine her being a really good mate.

DO YOU LIKE THE CLOTHES THAT YOUR CHARACTER WEARS? WOULD YOU WEAR THEM AS YOURSELF?
Yes, I love them. And I would wear them as myself - in fact, I do! I bought some of the outfits at the end of the series.

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY THINK OF YOUR ROLE IN FOOTBALLERS' WIVES?
They're used to seeing me on the telly. But they like the show - they think it's very saucy and very good!

HOW DO PEOPLE REACT TO YOU IN THE STREET? DO YOU GET RECOGNISED?
No more than usual - I've been recognised for years from Eastenders so that hasn't changed.

WHAT SCENE HAVE YOU MOST ENJOYED OR HATED FILMING SO FAR (IN EITHER SERIES ONE OR TWO)?
I think I most enjoyed the famous snooker table scene in series 1! I was a bit nervous beforehand but afterwards it was lovely because I got lots of invitations to play snooker! This series, I loved the scenes with baby Paddy. The baby was adorable and the scenes were very tender.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR CHARACTER'S HOUSE? AND THE CARS? DO YOU THINK YOU'D LIKE TO LIVE THAT SORT OF LIFESTYLE?
It was a beautiful house and I loved the cars, especially the sports car. But I don't think it's a lifestyle I'd like to lead. It's not for me.

HAVE YOU EVER MET ANY REAL FOOTBALLERS OR FOOTBALLERS' WIVES? DID THEY HAVE ANY REACTION TO THE SERIES?
I've known a few real footballers and their wives for quite a while - I knew them before this though. They've all liked the series - they find it funny.

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
The usual things - more than anything I just like spending time with my family and my friends.