Jessica Raine wants 'naughtier' Call the Midwife character

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 December 2013
Jessica Raine as Jenny Lee

Jessica Raine as Jenny Lee

Jessica Raine wants her 'Call the Midwife' character, Jenny Lee, to develop a "naughtier side" in the show's Christmas special after finding love at the end of the series two

Jessica Raine wants her 'Call the Midwife' character to develop a "naughtier side".

The brunette actress plays midwife Jenny Lee in the BBC One drama and she is hoping her levelheaded alter-ego might start being a bit wilder since she started dating Alec, a friend of Jimmy Wilson (George Rainsford), at the end of the show's second series.

She said: "I'm hoping a naughtier side comes out! We'll see ... I'm looking forward to getting some spark, some flirts.

"I don't know quite yet how I'm going to play Jenny in a relationship because she's always on the outskirts of something and not quite letting go but she's clearly found someone who floats her boat. Finally."

Jessica admits she was nervous watching last year's 'Call the Midwife' Christmas special so she is hoping to be a bit more relaxed this time around.

Speaking to, she added: "[Watching it last year] was weird but not a bad weird. It's just strange. I never expected that, ever to happen.

"I was at home hosting Christmas so I was a bit frazzled and drunk. But you know obviously the people with me hadn't seen it so it was quite nerve-wracking.

"I'm thrilled with how it went down last year. This year ... fingers crossed."

The 'Call the Midwife' Christmas special airs on Christmas Day (25.12.13) at 6:15pm.

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