The latest in a long and welcome line of strong female-led dramas hits our screens this week.
Rosalind Eleazar, who shares lead billing in ITV’s Deep Water with Anna Friel and Sinead Keenan, has just one wish – that she’d actually had more time to get to know her co-stars.
“We really didn’t get a chance to see much of each other at all,” Rosalind told P.S.
“Anna and I saw a little bit more of one another, but we weren’t together as much as you would think.
“When Sinead had a week where she was in it a lot, Anna and I probably weren’t around and vice versa.
“If we got a chance to do another series, I’d really hope we’d be together more.”
The six-part series is adapted from the Windermere novels of critically-acclaimed author Paula Daly.
Anna plays mum-of-three Lisa, juggling hectic family life with running a business. Sinead is physiotherapist Roz whose partner has run up crippling debts.
And Rosalind is wealthy and attractive Kate. When she invites a couple to dinner, the evening goes spectacularly wrong after she makes a spontaneous decision.
“It’s a story about these three women who find themselves in different circumstances, and how they deal with them vary wildly,” explained Rosalind.
The Lake District, which has been the backdrop recently for dramas Safe House and The A Word is the setting for Deep Water.
“I didn’t know the Lake District at all and was overwhelmed by what I saw,” added Rosalind.
“It was an honour to stay there for so long and I can see why more production companies are filming there, because it’s so beautiful.”
Rosalind admitted it could be quite isolated and lonely at times on location, so she welcomed breaks back down south to see her Italian actor boyfriend.
Rosalind has had a number of high-profiles roles in the past three or four years, including Rellik, Howard’s End and Harlots. But she says the roles she doesn’t land don’t get her down.
“Maybe it’ll change and I’ll suddenly get really afraid of rejection, but I’m surprisingly good at handling it,” she laughs.
“As long as I feel I’ve done my best at an audition, I’m OK at not getting a part.”
And although she’s a fast-rising star, Rosalind could have been doing something else entirely.
“I studied Mandarin and Spanish at university because I wanted to work for the United Nations and you had to speak three of their six languages,” she added.
Deep Water, ITV, Wed, 9pm