Olivia Colman Says That Broadchurch Stars Stayed Sober To Keep The Ending A Secret

Olivia Colman has told the Mirror that the cast stayed alcohol free after learning the identity of the Broadchurch killer to avoid revealing the drama’s big secret.

Olivia said of the cast, which also included David Tennant and Arthur Darvill, “We all stayed on the soft drinks at parties as nobody dared to cough up that information. You would have let down the team if it had come out. It was nice to remind ourselves that as a nation we are fairly intelligent viewers and we like intrigue.”

In another interview for What’s On TV, co-star Jonathan Bailey, who played reporter Olly Stevens agreed, "I found it really hard to keep the secret. And it brought about mild social anxiety, especially when it was on TV. Because if you've had a little drink after a night out, that's when the friends start trying to throw it into conversation.”

The Mirror also give speculative plot details of the second series of Broadchurch. They claim that series creator Chris Chibnall has said that the new story will be murder free and the focus will be on how the shattered community rebuilds itself after the event’s surrounding Danny Latimer’s death. Olivia Colman says of the sequel,
"“I thought maybe we should leave it alone,” said Olivia. “But then I thought Chris’s idea sounded really good.”

Broadchurch is released on region 2 DVD on Monday 20th May: pre-order your copy here

Source: The Mirror