Actress Jo Joyner says her friendship with one of her Ackley Bridge co-stars has become so close, she sometimes wishes she could take it to the next level.
Chatting to Kate Thornton on the latest episode of the White Wine Question Time podcast, Jo joked that she and co-star Sunetra Sarker would make the perfect power couple.
“I've said this to Sunetra before: if only I could fancy a woman. We would be a powerhouse. If we just had that last bit of this connection as well, then we could take over the world.”
No Angels to Ackley
The pair met 15 years ago while auditioning for Channel 4 drama, No Angels, and have recently been professionally reunited on our screens in Ackley Bridge.
Sunetra, who was also in studio for the taping, admitted: “You do fall in friendship.”
“You get high,” she explained, “You look forward to seeing each other. You don't need to go out to a nightclub. External influences are not welcome. We just need each other.”
Love at first bite?
Sunetra also told Kate she remembered thinking that she and Jo would get on really well when they first met.
In Jo’s memory, the love affair was sparked the moment Sunetra pulled a chocolate out of her bag and passed it round the waiting room during the painfully long auditions for No Angels.
“I think there's something really interesting to say about actors... We literally work for four weeks on some jobs, 10 weeks for some, one day on a job… So, you don't know when you'll ever bump into anybody again.
“I think when you do find the kind of connection that makes you want to be friends with each other, it just feels like it's more special.”