In The Serpent Jenna Coleman dons massive hair and even larger sun shades to play Marie-Andrée Leclerc, associate in crime and like to Charles Sobhraj, the infamous Frenchman who conned and murdered a string of western backpackers in Asia within the 1970s. A lot of the BBC’s glitzy new mini-series was shot in Bangkok, the place the tropical warmth performed havoc with the actors’ polyester outfits, wigs and Technique smoking. “It was like working in a Bikram studio,” says Coleman, 34, who’s finest identified for enjoying the younger queen in Victoria. Did Tahar Rahim, the French actor who performed Sobhraj, additionally put on a wig? “Yeah, nobody would select that . . .” she says incredulously of his C&A model barnet.
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