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Wednesday 20 June 2018

'I've had toe-curling experiences' - Duff

Actress Anne-Marie Duff
Actress Anne-Marie Duff

Anne-Marie Duff has said she had "experiences" that "would curl your toes" in the early days of her acting career.

The actress (47) also hailed the importance of the "glamorous multi-millionaires" speaking up in the wake of the sexual harassment scandal that has rocked Hollywood.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, she said: "I think it's important the glamorous, multi-millionaires are speaking up, that has a huge ripple effect.

"Because if they, the people who other people see as having everything, have been through things, it makes them [other people] maybe feel capable of speaking up themselves."

Fascinating

Asked by the show's host, Kirsty Young, about her own experiences in the early days of her career, she said: "I won't lie, I have had quite a few experiences in my early career that would curl your toes.

"This is what's been fascinating, we've been talking about them now, myself and my colleagues, my peers, and we hadn't spoken about them before."

The Shameless star was previously married to Scottish actor James McAvoy, but the pair announced they were divorcing after 10 years of marriage in 2016.

The actress said she had chosen Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' song Love Letter as one of her desert island discs to feature because she was a "hopeless romantic".

"It's just such a beautiful song about that tipping point at which you fear you may lose love," she said.

"This sounds ironic of course, but sometimes in a marriage you are never closer than the moment at which the two of you decide it's time to finish.

"There is such pure intimacy in that moment and honesty and truth and kindness in all its many versions.

"So I suppose I picked this song because it tells me, 'Yeah I can love and I can hurt but I can love again'."

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