By Jean-Paul Eliard
The November 1 2019
Hi Tracie, I'm very happy to do this interview.
When you read the script, what did you like about the storyline and in your character Margaret Foley in The Bay ?
I liked the fact that the bay was set in Morecombe where some of my family , partly grew up.
And the character was a very strong matriarchal grandma who was very protective of her family.
And the script gave a great viewpoint of a flawed woman lead.
How was the filming with your co-stars and creators Daragh Carville and Richard Clark ?
We all had a great but intense time as we all had our challenges to do with each of our scenes.
I came and went as it focused on my daughter and partner and their twins so they had the majority of work to do.
But I had to be “on it” when I was filming my scenes.
Did you perform with your co-stars before ?
No I’d never worked with them before but I knew how great their individual , previous work was . The casting was brilliant. And I was proud to be part of it.
Tracie Bennett is Margaret Foley in The Bay (Image: ITV)
You are singer and actress.
When and why did you choose to be an Actress and a Singer ?
I was trained in acting and musical theatre and I’m a musician but I really fell into it after a tv company stopped me from training to be a stunt girl.
For insurance purposes , so I’ve been in the industry doing what i do for years now.
I still think what my life would have been like , if they’d let me carry on.
But I was in a big popular Soap drama at the time and I had to finish that contract first and so therefore I had to start training again for my pilots license etc as I’d reached 39 hours but you needed 42 a year.
Well, you did in my day. I couldn’t afford to start the training all over again so
I stayed with the acting. And I’ve been lucky over the years but I’ve worked extremely hard.
Thank you very much for your interview Tracie I wish you the best