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The Gavin & Stacey star promises to show us a darker side in the BBC's lottery drama. But she still sounds pretty sweet…

There is hardly any eye shadow and not much mascara visible on Joanna Page's grinning face. Out of character she is not used to wearing makeup at all though, she tells me, and the unaccustomed feeling is not improved by the fact her eyes are "all worn out" from tears. The day before she spent a lot of time crying, she says, while watching The Notebook, starring a lovelorn Ryan Gosling. "Someone did warn me it was very sad. It's a good job I didn't see it in a cinema because I was really wailing."

Thanks to frequent re-runs of Gavin & Stacey, Page is still closely identified with Stacey, her sweetly straightforward character in the acclaimed BBC sitcom.

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