Celebrating Crossroads 2001 – The second series of ITV’s hotel soap from Carlton Television

 

 

 

 INTERVIEW WITH JULIA BURCHELL (NICOLA RUSSELL)

 (Originally from the Carlton Crossroads Site – soon after the launch of the series in 2001)

How did you end up being cast in Crossroads? What were you doing before?

 
I was with the Carlton Junior workshop for 3 years: everyone was given the opportunity to audition. I first auditioned for the part of Mandy, but when I was recalled I auditioned for Nicola.

 

Are you still studying at present and if so how has being in Crossroads affected your studies?


I am still studying - English and French 'A'-Levels. I'm now a part-time member of my college in
Solihull, which I attend on my days off. I also have a tutor on the set when I'm filming. It's hard work, but I enjoy the variety.

Is Phil (played by Neil Grainger) a good kisser?


Oh yes!


Do your characters plan on making up in any of the episodes? If they do will they forgive and forget or still bear a grudge?

 

They have been best friends for ages, so there is always the chance that they will make up - but it won't be an incident that Nicola will forget easily. They will have to work very hard to maintain their friendship in the future.

 

Is it fun being a member of the Crossroads cast? Is it hard work working on a TV programme?

We have great fun working on the show. We all work very hard, but there is a great team spirit, and we have fun on and off screen.

 

Has anything like the Phil/ Nicola/ Chloe storyline ever happened to you in real life? For example, have you ever fallen out with a friend over a bloke?

No - cliché as it is - I tend to think that friends are more important.

Who's your favourite pop star?

I don't really have a single favourite, but I like acts like Robbie Williams, Destiny's Child, Bon Jovi, Ash - there are too many to name!

 

Do either of you have a boyfriend and if so do they mind you snogging Neil?!

I don't have a boyfriend at the moment. 

 

 

 

 

This website is unofficial and not connected to Carlton TV in any way. Certain images are copyright of Carlton TV and must not be copied or reproduced elsewhere without their express permission.

 

www.jojocards.co.uk