Emilia Fox upset at missing flying scene

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 December 2010
Emilia Fox

Emilia Fox

Emilia Fox - who gave birth to daughter Rose last month - was upset that her pregnancy meant she was banned from 'flying' in a scene for 'Merlin'

Emilia Fox was distraught about having to miss a flying scene in 'Merlin'

The actress - who gave birth to daughter Rose, her first child with partner Jeremy Gilley, last month - portrays Morgause in the hit BBC1 drama and though she loves doing her own stunts, her pregnancy meant she was unable to tackle anything too physical.

She said: "I loved doing all the sword fighting in the last series and the action sequences and the riding in this series - I really enjoyed the horse riding.

"I couldn't do all the stunts in this series because of my pregnancy and I was really upset about that because I would have flown in this series. I have always wanted to fly since being a little girl and seeing Peter Pan. This would have been my chance."

Emilia loves the chance to play a baddie in 'Merlin' because of the feeling of power she gets and the way the other characters respond to her.

She explained: "The best thing I think is the licence you get in playing a baddie, and a sorceress at that. Always playing with other characters and their perceptions of you, means you are never quite sure where Morgause's allegiances lie.

"It's really, really fun to play, when the role was first offered to me I wanted Morgause to look totally innocent but be completely evil behind it. Although, I always think with baddies they believe that they are doing the right thing.

"And also I think the fun is of course doing the stunts and feeling very powerful."

The final episode of the current season of 'Merlin' airs on BBC1 at 7.40pm tomorrow (04.12.10).

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