Olivia Colman Source

GMA News – With the Oscars just around the corner, we would like to focus on four talented veterans this time: Colman, 47, received her second nomination and the first in the same category as Close for her performance as Anne in the drama, “The Father,” where she shared the limelight with Hopkins.

 

We last saw you in London right before the lockdown, and you confessed that you won’t mind staying in your home for a couple of months as you enjoy the privacy. After nine months of lockdown, are you ready to go out and work and enjoy your life?

I miss going to work but actually, I have to say I am probably the only person who I could happily do this for two solid years. I love it.

 

So what are you doing during lockdown?

Cooking, trying to get better at cooking. My husband’s a very good cook. I’m a little bit rubbish but quite good at baking. I am just being at home with the kids.  It felt like an opportunity, to have that much time with school-aged kids will never happen again and so I was just trying to enjoy it and trying to enjoy being with them and try to endear myself to them I suppose (laughs) by making food that they liked.

 

Could you take us to your TV room and describe it? What are your favourite TV shows?

I am in our TV room right now and I’ve tried to make it look as nice as possible. In fact, all the crap is hidden that side of the camera so, you know, dog beds and the cars and there’s a lot of mess but it’s cosy and lived in.

Recently, we’ve been watching as a family. We’ve been watching “Community” because we always try and watch something that we can all watch together.  We went through “New Girl” at the beginning of the lockdown. We watch comedies together and I loved “Normal People.” I was totally obsessed with that but we had ’til the kids had gone to bed to watch that one and there’s “Queen’s Gambit” which I really want to see.

 

What is your TV guilty pleasures?

I do love “Bake Off” and I adore something called “Selling Sunset” recently. I saw one episode of “Selling Sunset” and thought that’s something I could probably get lost in.

 

 

What is your first memory of TV?

So there’s a little girl with a chalkboard. I remember being home from school because I was unwell and we had a black and white telly. She was on it an awful lot and then “Farming Diary” came on. I think there was only “Pebble Men” at 1:00 and “Farming Diary” and that was it until I came home from school and then really there was almost no telly on and it was only two or three channels. My dad would fall asleep in front of the telly and yes then the National Anthem. And then he realized he should go to bed.  Amazing.

 

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