Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page stops by for a chat at Red's Hot Women Awards 2009

Posted by Dean Piper On November 14th, 2009

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Hey Jo, did it take a lot of persuading to strip off for FHM magazine?
It didn’t take a lot of persuading for me to do FHM at all! Its prestigious and I wanted to do it from the get go. It was pretty cool and my husband was over the moon! It’s actually really good fun doing a shoot like that and its not as if I was naked or anything. I would never go nude for a shoot. Playing nice girl Stacey for all those years its nice to do something different. She can be racy at times but I wanted to sex things up a bit. Its nice doing something different and being a bit flirty.

It’s the end of Gavin and Stacey after this series – that must be very sad!
The new show comes out at the end of November and that’s it for the show. Its all over – for good. It will be completely done and although it is sad, I think its a good ending. We’ve done it the right way. Going out on a high. It is even more sad this time around because at the end of all the other series’ we knew we were going to meet up again but this time we knew we wouldn’t.

Will you never come back for a one-off special then?
We might come back when we’re all 60. Actually, I don’t think we will. That will be it for me and the others. I can’t see it working us all being old and wrinkly. The film wouldn’t work for me. It would be depressing coming back old, fat and wrinkly. I think it really is the end.

What did you do at the end of the show?
We had a huge party to celebrate the end and I remember Ruth and me just crying throughout the last day and pretty much throughout the party too! She came to my hotel at the end of the day of filming and we both sat there with swollen faces from crying all day. It was the saddest day of my life and its not easy to let go of the show but we have to move on.

What’s next then?
I’m doing panto in two weeks and I’m playing Cinderella. I’m so excited about it and love the fact I’m going up against Pamela Anderson in panto. I’m Cinderella and she’s playing a Genie. I don’t know how she’s going to cope with the dressing rooms at Wimbledon theatre! They areĀ  really small and there’s not much Hollywood about that.

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