‘I used to be fine with it, but not anymore!’: Holliday Grainger admits she can’t watch herself on TV as she returns for season two of BBC’s The Capture after giving birth to twins
Holliday Grainger has admitted that she can’t watch herself on TV as she prepares to return to screens for season two of BBC’s The Capture.
The actress, 33, who welcomed twins during lockdown with boyfriend Harry Treadaway, 37, said she is going through a ‘phase’ after being totally fine with seeing herself on screen during her youth.
Speaking to Radio Times, she said: ‘It feels a bit rude, not watching the shows that you’re in, because it’s not all about you’.
‘I used to be fine with it, but not anymore!’: Holliday Grainger has admitted she can’t watch herself on TV as she returns for season two of BBC’s The Capture after giving birth to twins
‘I used to be totally fine with it [watching herself] but I’m going through a ‘can’t watch myself’ phase’.
The new six-part season follows the success of the first series which aired in 2019 and Holliday will reprise her role as DCI Rachel Carey in the conspiracy thriller.
The very private actress went on to speak about her children when discussing her sofa and television viewing habits.
One to watch: The Capture is a BBC1 thriller and Holliday will reprise her role as DCI Rachel Carey (above) in the second instalment and will air on BBC1 later this month
Speaking about her choice of furniture she said: ‘It was way faster to make babies than it was to get hold of our sofa’.
Joking that she and her partner made ‘two humans’ as they waited for their new sofa to arrive.
While Holliday hasn’t spoken often about her six-year relationship or her children, her boyfriend is also a twin, with his brother Luke also an actor.
Parents: she said: ‘It feels a bit rude, not watching the shows that you’re in, because it’s not all about you’ (pictured with boyfriend Harry Treadaway and twins whom she welcomed last year)
She went on to admit that she is a ‘technophobe’ and doesn’t partake in any kind of social media, but admitted that she was considering biting the bullet and finally joining Instagram.
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She joked: ‘I’m just such a technophobe that I’d be scared I’d accidentally leave my camera on, and be livestreaming on Instagram without knowing!’.
The Capture’s first season told the story of soldier Shaun Emery, played by Callum Turner, who was released from prison following a conviction for a murder in Afghanistan being overturned due to flawed video evidence.
In 2020, The Mail on Sunday revealed that work on the second series of the hit drama had been put on hold due to Holliday’s pregnancy.
Discussing the upcoming second outing she said that creator Ben Chanan has ‘upped his game’ by taking the characters into the world of government and big tech and will air on BBC One later this month.
Holliday said that the series is incredibly relevant with devices in our homes watching us on a daily basis.
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Lovebirds: The star once said that ‘the thought of being recognised in the street is petrifying’ and she and Harry stay out of the limelight (pictured together in 2020)