Cast Interviews
Sarah Matravers

Sarah Matravers

Plays
Joly Salter

DESCRIBE YOUR CHARACTER:
Joly is a tough woman who has come from nothing so is very determined to make a new life for herself and her family. She is strong but passionate.

REMIND US OF WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR CHARACTER AT THE END OF LAST SERIES?
At the end of last series Joly was given some money from her ex-husband Bruno and she started to make a life for herself and her kids Rees and Yasmin. She also started a romance with Matt.

MATT AND JOLY SEEM TO BE BACK ON TRACK IN TERMS OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP - ARE THEY HAPPY TOGETHER OR CAN WE EXPECT SOME SURPRISES?
Joly and Matt are completely in love but there are a lot of surprises and challenges for their relationship along the way.

DO YOU THINK MATT AND JOLY ARE TRULY IN LOVE AND WILL IT LAST?
I think Matt and Joly are truly, madly and deeply in love and I think it will last. But with the surprises they've got coming, who knows!

DO YOU THINK JOLY FINDS IT HARD TO TRUST MEN AFTER HER EXPERIENCE WITH BRUNO OR HAS SHE MOVED ON?
Joly finds it incredibly hard to trust men. She really wants to be able to trust Matt but he's going to have to earn it.

MATT AND JOLY ARE WORKING TOGETHER AT A NEW BRASSERIE THEY ARE BUILDING UP TOGETHER. DESCRIBE JOLY'S ROLE:
Joly is the boss and mother hen! She's very tough and is not going to let anything get in the way of the success of her new business and life.

DO YOU THINK WORKING TOGETHER WILL CEMENT THEIR RELATIONSHIP OR BREAK IT UP?
The saying goes 'don't mix business and pleasure' but I think they are both determined to make both their relationship and business work.

JOLY HAS A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH BOTH YASMIN AND REES. IS THIS THE CASE IN THIS SERIES AND IF NOT, WHY NOT?
There has always been trouble in the Salter family and through this series they get more than their fair share which tests the family a lot.

DO YOU THINK MATT AND JOLY ARE WELL SUITED?
I think Matt and Joly are very well suited because in a lot of ways they're very similar.

THERE WERE SOME SAUCY SEX SCENES BETWEEN MATT AND JOLY LAST SERIES - CAN THE VIEWERS EXPECT ANY MORE OF THIS IN THIS SERIES?
Matt and Joly's relationship is full of passion - who knows what you'll catch a glimpse of!

WHAT ARE THE SEX SCENES LIKE TO SHOOT?
Sexy scenes are always a bit uncomfortable but working with Marc Bannerman is a pleasure.

WHAT IS THE ON SCREEN CHEMISTY LIKE BETWEEN MATT AND JOLY?
Marc is fantastic to work with and some of the scenes we have shot together have been the best in my career.

DO THE CAST MEMBERS SOCIALISE MUCH TOGETHER OFF SCREEN?
The work load has been very busy in this series so socialising for me has gone out the window!

WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES EXTRA TIME STAND APART FROM THE ORIGINAL SERIES?
Extra Time has a real grittiness to it which gives it a real contrast to the original series.

HAVE YOU NOTICED ANY CHANGES IN TERMS OF FILMING FROM LAST SERIES TO THIS SERIES?
The cast and crew have really settled in now which has given the show an extra edge.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY ABOUT PLAYING YOUR CHARACTER?
I enjoy playing every minute of Joly. There's never a dull moment so the range of emotion is huge.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE AND DISLIKE ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER IF YOU WERE INTRODUCED IN REAL LIFE?
I don't think there is anything I don't like about Joly. She's honest, caring, tough and determined. I wouldn't want a row with her though!

HAVE YOU FILMED A MEMORABLE SCENE YET?
There have been a lot of memorable scenes but if I told you what they were I'd be giving too much away.

WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING INVOLVED WITH EXTRA TIME?
Having been there from the start I have a real passion for the show and I get the chance to work with some fantastic people.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND BROUGHT UP?
I was born in Hampshire but was brought up in Kent.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I live in London and love it.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING SINCE FILMING THE LAST SERIES?
I've been doing a bit of everything - it's been a crazy year for me.

WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO DO AFTER FINISHING FILMING THE SERIES?
Have a holiday to be ready for more!

WHICH HIGH STREET STORES DO YOU ENJOY SHOPPING IN?
Accessorize, Space NK and all the clothes stores. In fact I enjoy shopping so much I even enjoy supermarket shopping and trips to B&Q!

ARE YOU MORE OF A SHOES OR A CLOTHES SHOPPER?
I'm more than I should be with all of them!

WHAT BEAUTY PRODUCTS DO YOU SWEAR BY?
Dermalogica is great for my skin and I love La Prairie eye cream.

WHAT DO YOU ALWAYS CARRY IN YOUR HANDBAG IN TERMS OF BEAUTY PRODUCTS/MAKEUP?
I always carry lip gloss and bronzer with me.

HOW DO YOU KEEP IN SHAPE?
I'm a very busy person. I don't seem to sit still very much so I don't put on weight but I wouldn't say I'm fit.

WHAT EATING AND FITNESS TIPS DO YOU HAVE?
Everything in moderation.