Excitement for Vigil, the tense new drama from the makers of Line of Duty, is mounting with the premiere just three days away.
Suranne Jones, Rose Leslie and Martin Compston lead the cast of this thriller about a murder on a submarine.
Outlander fans would have been buzzing to spot Lauren in the promo clips released by the BBC, although not much is known about her role and the actress was good at keeping her lips sealed about any finer details.
We do know she plays Jade, a ‘quietly dangerous’ type, according to the actress who ‘risks her life for what she believes in’.
‘My character lives in a very dangerous mindset and has a strong sense of self, so that was really exciting,’ Lauren told Metro.co.uk.
‘I would consider myself to have that trait, standing up for what I believe in. I can’t give too much away but there were definitely passionate elements to her. She drives for what she wants and she’s incredibly brave. She holds a lot of information and secrets and she’s a lone ranger with quiet power.
‘Jade’s tricky. She has to be really smart and quietly dangerous. I could relate to that as I’m the youngest in my family. I’m the only girl and the youngest of so I had to be quite quick and sneaky and stand up for myself!’
The six part series focuses on a death on board the titular Trident nuclear submarine which coincides with a Scottish fishing trawler going missing.
As the Royal Navy and British security services come into conflict, the HMS Vigil has to stay on patrol, meaning DCI Amy Silva (Jones) must board and investigate within the confines of the submarine.
The death is initially written off as an overdose but DCI Silva suspects foul play, and the suspicious behaviour of the close knit crew does little to change her mind.
How does starring in such a contained drama compare to the world of Outlander? No corsets, as worn by her headstrong character Marsali, was a very big plus.
‘Being able to wear a pair of jeans was really cool,’ Lauren laughed.
‘I vividly remember someone on Outlander saying to me, “What do you want to do after this season finishes?” I said, “I just want to do something where I can look quite rough, or where someone’s not coming in and having to perfect my hair every second.”
‘Jade doesn’t get to have a shower every day and she wears combat boots.’
Although she was worlds away from the Outlander realm, there was one familiar face on set – her Marsali stunt double.
‘She is Rose [Leslie]’s stunt double in Vigil and I had someone else, but it was really cool to work together again on this,’ the Karen Pirie star revealed.
Vigil starts Sunday at 9pm on BBC One with episode two on Monday at 9pm on BBC One.
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