Tom Taylor sees Doctor Foster co-star Suranne Jones as a mother-figure

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 September 2017
Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor

'Doctor Foster' actor Tom Taylor has admitted he sees his co-stars Suranne Jones and Bertie Carvel as like family to him

Tom Taylor sees Suranne Jones as a mother-figure.

The 16-year-old actor shot to fame as Tom Foster, the son of the unstable Gemma Foster (Suranne), in the hit BBC TV series 'Doctor Foster', and said when they got the script for the second season it was like a "family reunion" and his co-stars are "incredible people".

Speaking to The I Paper, Tom said: "She's just so nice. And Bertie Carvel (who plays his on-screen dad Simon). They're incredible people and just so down to earth. When we found out we were doing a second series it was like a family reunion. It was so fun to see them all again, and then get back into our roles. The script was amazing. The new script is incredible, there is so much in it."

While filming the second series, which aired again last week, Tom was in the middle of studying for his GCSEs and had to run upstairs for revision sessions with his tutor.

He said: "My tutor was waiting upstairs, it was up and down, up and down all day. We had three months to bust out five episodes, so it was pretty damn intense, but I think that paid off."

When Tom was filming the first series, he didn't really care what he was watching but now, he his older he admitted he understands what the series achieves.

He said: "We all get so angry with Simon when we're watching.

"When I first saw myself on screen I didn't really care what it was, I was just on TV and that was exciting enough.

"But now when I'm watching the second series I can really understand what I'm in and what it achieves.

"The tension throughout, you just can't breathe. You just want Gemma to chill out, don't you? Calm down."

Although 'Doctor Foster' only has five episodes per series, Tom admitted he would love to do up to 10 series.

He said: "Imagine if we could do 10 series, that would be amazing."

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