Will Emma be lucky in love?
Debbie Newby-Ward lets us into some secrets for the upcoming year on Nothing Trivial.
Until meeting Brian, Emma has been unlucky in love. Tell
us about their relationship.
We begin the season with Brian and Emma blissfully in love, it is early days and they are enjoying the 'Honeymoon period.' A bomb is dropped early in the piece and by the end of episode one we discover Brian's not so distant past has caught up with him. So begins the first challenge of their relationship!
What obstacles will Emma and Brian's relationship
There are major ones like birth and death to more domestic issues like Brian meeting the parents, decisions on how to financially function as a couple and friends from the past bringing challenges and temptations.
What else is Emma's focus this season?
Emma is learning to stand up for herself and be less of a pushover! She is forced to deal with some great challenges in her personal life so of course there are times when it spills over into her work life. This comes to a head when an over-opinionated relief teacher arrives on the scene. Emma eventually decides to stand up for the greater well-being of her students and herself! The mouse may get a chance to roar.
What have you most enjoyed about series 2?
Emma has such a huge journey this season! All that she has to overcome and embrace has been a wonderfully terrifying challenge. Each time we got given new scripts I was blown away.
What has been your favourite storyline?
I got a lot out of having Emma's parents introduced into the show. It really helps flesh out your character and gives you a deeper sense of belonging in the story world. Very early in the season Emma has to deal with the sudden and unexpected death of her mother. I am very close to my own mother, and was quite surprised how confronting that material was.
What is the best piece of trivia you have picked
My best friend is terrified of birds. If we go to the park, I often have to be on bird watch! I learnt this season that 'a fear of birds' is called ornithophobia.
How have you enjoyed working with various directors and
crew this year?
All our directors are so wonderful, each of them adding their different flavour! The crew are so professional! It's like clockwork on set.