Trollied is back with a brand new series on Sky One at 9.00 pm on Monday 7 November and with Sky’s kind permission, I have had the great pleasure of interviewing a number of the cast members. So, let’s kick off with Sue from Customer Services! Welcome, Lorraine Cheshire….
Thanks for talking to Break A Leg, again, Lorraine – it’s a pleasure to be able to be able to chat to you for a second time this year. What can we expect from series six of Trollied?
I can’t give away very much, you know, but I can say that something happens with Gavin (Jason Watkins) and Cheryl (Sarah Parish) which is very lovely and happens around Christmas time.. Meanwhile Neville (Dominic Coleman) and Linda (Faye McKeever) are still a couple and he’s going to teach her how to drive and Sue (Lorraine’s character) gets terrified because she knows that she tried to teach her and it ended up in disaster. There’s also something lovely happening for Lisa (Beverly Rudd) and Colin (Carl Rice). Rufus Hound is playing a character in this series, he comes in as a Rep, Sue gets the measure of him straight away and he gets the measure of me. He takes a liking to Linda, too. Other than that, I can’t tell you very much, you’ve got to watch to find out!
How do you think the character of Sue has developed over the last five series?
I just think that she is still the same woman, she doesn’t move on, does she? She doesn’t care about the customers! You know Sue’s got five kids, but you never see them! You just saw that one baby that I had at Christmas. She doesn’t have a back story that we know about but maybe her husband doesn’t work and she’s the only one that works? I keep saying that Sue’s not married, though because she doesn’t wear a wedding ring!
What do you think of the relationship between Sue and Linda?
Oh they love each other, they have those awful spats too of course, but then and again they spend that much time together. Sue’s let Neville ‘in’ now even though she’s still not keen, because Sue wonders why Linda is with him.
What would you like to see happen for Sue?
I’d like Sue’s partner to come in and for one of her kids to come and work at Valco.
Who do you think gets the best lines on the show?
Oh, Rita (Wilkinson, who plays Margaret) gets the best lines ever. I’ve worked with her before, of course and she’s great.
What do you think the programme has that makes the viewers want more?
I think it’s quite real and very every day, people who work in supermarkets say that it’s very accurate, too. The set’s fantastic as well, because it is a proper supermarket set.
Finally, what would you say to encourage viewers to watch the new series?
Well there’s so much going on, Cheryl has left Lauda and come to work at Valco, now. Plus, we have Rufus Hound and he’s great, he’s really took to his character, it’s a really rough and ready man. This character has an agenda, and we’ve all got to go against his agenda, he likes the women and tries to get in with Cheryl. So I encourage viewers to stick with it because it’s changing all the time with new people coming in.
Huge thanks to Lorraine for her time, it was amazing as always to chat to her – looking forward to more Trollied!
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