DO women feel more guilt about affairs than men?
That was the question posed to actress Sharon Small at the launch of TV drama Mistresses.
“I think it’s, perhaps, generally a bigger step for a woman to be unfaithful than a man,” she replied.
“I’m not sure, because I’m not a bloke, but I think it’s less engaged in the heart for men.”
Sharon plays 9/11 widow Trudi in the BBC1 drama, which continues at 9pm tonight after last week’s first date with single dad Richard (Patrick Baladi).
There’s a feature interview with Sharon in today’s MEN – the online version is here.
As you can see from the photo above, her latest character has a very different look to washed out Det Sgt Barbara Haves in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.
“I get to wear some make-up – she gets a bit more glamorous as the series goes on,” explained the Scottish actress.
I asked Sharon if Trudi’s story also got darker as her storyline unfolds.
“Yes, she has to confront that grief at some point and confront the reality of what’s actually happened.”
Mistresses features four women, four very different stories and a fair share of guilt.
“I think that’s a huge force in all of us every day,” added Sharon, “especially if you’re Catholic.”
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