Olivia Colman not 'pissed off' over Broadchurch remake

Olivia Colman insists she isn't "pissed off" after being snubbed from the US remake of 'Broadchurch', which will see her co-star David Tennant play the same character he played in the UK version

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Olivia Colman at South Bank Sky Arts Awards

Olivia Colman at South Bank Sky Arts Awards

Olivia Colman insists she isn't upset over being snubbed from the US remake of 'Broadchurch'.

The 39-year-old actress - who plays Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller in the hit ITV crime drama - claims she isn't "pissed off" after her co-star David Tennant was cast in the US version of the show while she wasn't.

The role of Ellie Miller in the US series - titled 'Gracepoint' - will instead be played by 'Breaking Bad' actress Anna Gunn.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards on Monday (27.01.14), Olivia said: "No, I'm not upset. This was a Q&A I did where, as a joke, I said, 'Well they never called me!' You write that down and it sounds like I was pissed off.

"I mean, why does it matter? I don't understand why everyone is so bothered by it. I mean it's an American show, they should cast American people. If it was a British show and we cast all Americans that would be wrong, wouldn't it? Sorry, it's just that at the moment everyone has said, 'Are you really cross?' "

But Olivia admits she wouldn't turn down an opportunity to star in the upcoming remake.

She added: "It's never crossed my mind. If they asked me to do something that would be lovely ... if it was a good script, the characters are warm, and they play well."

'Gracepoint' - which will air on US channel FOX later this year - has cast several high profile stars including Nick Nolte, Jackie Weaver, Jessica Lucas and Michael Pena.

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