Silent Witness: BBC release trailer for new series
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Silent Witness actress Liz Carr announced she could be leaving the BBC drama following the season 23 finale. The show returned to screens for its highly anticipated 24th series earlier this year but the 49-year-old actress has now broken her silence on her exit. The actress, who played Clarissa Mullery in the drama, recently admitted she was “starting to resent” the show.
Liz portrayed deadpan forensic scientist Clarissa on Silent Witness from 2013 to 2020 before moving onto pastures new.
The star has gone on to work on some stellar projects including the Mark Wahlberg thriller called Infinite which she told her Twitter followers was “a dream come true”.
Liz is now set to star in the second season of the Netflix sensation The Witcher alongside Hollywood heavyweight Henry Cavill.
Speaking to Radio Times Liz explained opportunities like The Witcher are exactly why she left the BBC drama.
“The job was a joy. Clarissa was very loved, and I don’t take the experience or the support that I got in that role for granted at all,” she said.
Liz admitted she wanted to see what other characters she could play in roles that were very different to Silent Witness.
She explained: “Silent Witness took nine months a year, so it did cut out an awful lot of projects that I would have loved to do.
“I was starting to almost resent that because I wanted to do other things.”
Liz, who was thrilled when she landed a role in the fantasy drama The Witcher, which is returning to Netflix this month, said how interesting it was to be cast in a historical drama.
She added: “I really relished the costumes, the set and the opportunity to go, ‘Do you know what? There’s no reason that I can’t play roles in almost anything.’”
Liz may only arrive in the pivotal sixth new episode of The Witcher – but it’s fair to say she’s worth the wait.
Superman star Henry will return as the mutant monster-hunter, along with crown princess Ciri (played by Freya Allan) and Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra).
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Yennefer actress Anya opened up to The Witcher fans in a behind the scenes video interview about the difficulties of making series two happen.
She said: “I’m very happy with season one because it was so well-received and so many people contacted me telling me how much they loved it.”
The star continued: “We were nervous because obviously, we loved it. We put blood, sweat and tears into it, but I’m so glad the audience loved it as well.
“This season everyone worked their a** off to make this happen.”
Princess Ciri actress Freya added: “I was thrown into season one, I was very new to it all and really had to just learn on the job.
“I actually do have a lot of lovely memories from season one, I remember I just had this love of shooting episode one.”
Series one of The Witcher dominated the steaming charts in 2019, so there are high expectations for the upcoming season.
The Witcher season 2 will be released on Friday, December 17 on Netflix.
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