'Get up, go to work, get into bed with a strange man!': Dawn French, 60, discusses filming the 'naughty' sex scenes in Delicious as she gears up for series two
She is best known as a comic actress, having starred in the likes of The Vicar of Dibley and French & Saunders.
And Dawn French has now admitted the sex scenes involved in Sky 1's Delicious - her first serious drama role - felt 'naughty' and 'illegal' to film.
Speaking to Woman's Own, the 60-year-old confessed it was 'odd' shooting the racy scenes, as she would strip off in front of co-star Iain Glen for the cameras, before returning home to her own husband.
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'Go to work, get into bed with a strange man!': Dawn French has now admitted the sex scenes involved in Sky 1's Delicious - her first serious drama role - felt 'naughty' and 'illegal' to film
'It's an odd thing': Dawn, 60, confessed it was 'odd' filming the racy scenes, as she would strip off in front of co-star Iain Glen for cameras (above), before returning home to her own husband
Dawn plays cook Gina in the hit show, who was unable to resist the advances of her ex-husband Leo, played by Iain, in the first series.
While she admitted she 'slightly fancied' the Game of Thrones actor, she confessed the risqué scenes had still felt 'odd' and out of her comfort zone, after such a lengthy career in comedy.
She said: 'It's an odd thing to get up in the morning, shower, get dressed, go to work, only to get undressed and get into bed with a strange man you don't really know but kind of slightly fancy.
Leading lady: Dawn plays cook Gina in the hit show, who was unable to resist the advances of her ex-husband Leo, played by Iain Glen, in the first series
'You think, 'Oh, this is naughty. I really shouldn't be doing this, this really should be illegal.'
She then joked it was even more bizarre to return home to her husband of four years, charity worker Mark Bignell, only hours after stripping off for cameras.
'Instead, you get a round of applause, and they say, 'Let's do it again,' before you go home and see your husband!' she laughed.
Dynamic duo: The second series of Delicious is expected to hit screens in early 2018, with Dawn and co-star Emilia Fox (right) returning as the lead characters
The second series of Delicious is expected to hit screens in early 2018, with Dawn and co-star Emilia Fox returning as leading ladies.
The first series of the drama saw Gina (Dawn) and Sam (Emilia) vying for the affections of Game Of Thrones heartthrob Iain, who played celebrity chef Leo Vincent.
It swiftly became Sky’s most successful drama series of the 2017, with an average of 1.87 million viewers per episode.
Popular: Delicious swiftly became Sky’s most successful drama series of the 2017, with average viewing figures of 1.87 million per episode (Dawn as Gina pictured)
However the second installment will see Gina's world interrupted further by the arrival of her estranged father, played by Frank Nero, with a number of secrets from her past.
It is believed Iain will still be returning to season two, despite narrating most of the first series from the grave following his sudden heart attack in the pilot episode.
Dawn is currently enjoying a successful return to television - having also starred in a special episode of French and Saunders with her famous co-star Jennifer on Christmas Day, to commemorate 30 years of comedy together.
The beloved duo impressed fans with recreations of their most iconic moments, as well as impressions of Giles and Mary from Gogglebox and the Kardashians.
Comeback kids: Dawn recently starred in a special of French and Saunders with co-star Jennifer, to celebrate 30 years of comedy - which saw them impersonate the Kardashians (above) and characters from Gogglebox
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