Moreover, Lake stood out to Lucy because the character “leads with her feelings,” unlike the typical brooding detective.
So, when it came time to actually portray the “smart and intuitive” Edmunds, Lucy said she decided “to push that a little bit and play her a little more sensitive.”
It also helped that Lucy related to Lake’s journey as a rookie cop in a new country. The actress recalled feeling like a “fish out of water” when she started filming, as she was unfamiliar with London and the rest of the cast. According to Lucy, it made her feel the “need to prove” herself as an actress.
She realized later that she wasn’t an advantage because of her inexperience. “Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, and I don’t think even half of them had ever done anything like what I did in my career.” Up until that point, they just viewed me as the girl who got cast as Edmunds, and I kind of appreciated that.”
Lucy stated that her co-stars, Henry Lloyd Hughes She didn’t know her previous work. “I don’t think he was aware of me,” he said.