Crossfire | Interview with Anneika Rose (Abhi)

Can you tell us a little bit about your character, Abhi?

Abhi is married to Chinar and they have three children. I think when we first see Abhi, she’s sort of an incredibly perfect type of person. Certainly aesthetically she’s dressed very well; well-presented and it sort of belies what’s going on underneath in terms of her relationship with Chinar.

What did you feel like when you first read the script?

When I first read the script, I genuinely couldn’t put it down and I can’t honestly say that about a lot of things. It’s one of those things that I just had to know what happened next and it was actually very tense reading for me!

Tell us about the hotel in which the story is set?

So, the bulk of the action happens in the hotel and this particular hotel is incredibly confusing and large sort of compound from the outside. It looks a bit like a fortress and once you’re in, it’s very, very easy to get lost. I think certainly for me filming there, there was no clear escape route and I think that that heightens everything for all of the characters because you turn a corner and you’re absolutely not where you thought you were going to be. I think the vastness and it’s maze like quality really adds a lot to the story.

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The story is told through a female lens, can you tell us about this?

I think as the show centres on the three women, Jo in particular, it’s really important that we have a female director and that a women wrote it. That’s what is interesting about these characters; they are flawed. They aren’t straightforward. Obviously the men are very important as well but the women are at the heart of it.

What do you think an audience watching Crossfire is going to feel?

I think it will be relatable for audiences. This kind of holiday; the Spanish island, sea and sun kind of vibe and I think audiences will be able to imagine what they would do in this situation. All the characters are up against slightly different set of circumstances. It will be a tense watch; we go backwards and forwards in the story and you never know if a character will survive. I think they’ll be gripped!

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