Series 3 Cast Interviews
Zoe Lucker

Zöe Lucker

Plays
Tanya Turner

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER.
Tanya is still as ambitious and calculating as ever. Until now Tanya has always been the captain’s wife but in this series she isn’t, so I think she is struggling without having her usual  status. However, it is not long before she falls for married Conrad Gates and sets about trying to steal him from Amber.  She really is very calculating in how she goes about it.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING IN FOOTBALLERS’ WIVES?
It is such a brilliant character to play – and all the crew, the cast, the locations, the costumes and storylines are all fantastic..  I’m very lucky.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER?
I love that she’s such a survivor.  She is very strong and I really enjoy seeing what she gets up to.

WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER?
I think her constant greed for more money and more status.

ARE YOU LIKE YOUR CHARACTER AT ALL?  HOW DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD GET ON WITH THEM IF YOU MET THEM IN REAL LIFE?
There are traces of Tanya that are definitely a bit like me, as I guess to a certain extent we’re both survivors, but I wouldn’t go to the extremes that she does, and I wouldn’t use people like she does in order to get on in life

DO YOU LIKE THE CLOTHES THAT YOUR CHARACTER WEARS?  WOULD YOU WEAR THEM AS YOURSELF?
I love all her clothes, Sarah Arthur the Costume Designer does a really fantastic job.

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY THINK OF YOUR ROLE IN FOOTBALLERS’ WIVES?
They love it.  They love Footballers’ Wives, and they love Tanya!

THERE ARE A LOT OF NEW CHARACTERS IN THIS SERIES AND NEW ACTORS FOR YOU TO GET TO KNOW – HOW HAS IT BEEN?
There have been cast changes this series and to be honest I was prepared to feel a bit strange without my old friends around me on set.  But I’ve really enjoyed this series and it was great having all the new interaction with the new characters and I’ve made some really good new friends.