The 29-year-old former Corrie star has come onto the radar of movie bosses in South Africa, where the show was filmed.
Hollywood directors are eyeing up lady-of-the-moment Michelle Keegan, reports the Sunday People. It’s thanks to her storming performance in upcoming BBC drama Our Girl 2. Michelle, 29, has come on to the radar of movie bosses out in South Africa, where the show was filmed.
Her stunt co-ordinator on the series, which sees the actress takes on the role of army medic Georgie Lane, says her name has been buzzing around sets in Cape Town where they have been making Dark Tower with Idris Elba and Matthew McConnaughy and 24 Hours to Live with Ethan Hawke. Paul Pieterse said : “The Hollywood interest has all come out of her performance in Our Girl 2. She’s very good. Cape Town is a hub of new movies and people come here from the US to scour for new talent. There’s a lot of big money being spent here. Michelle has now shown her diversity in Our Girl 2. Can her looks and body match up to Hollywood’s women? Absolutely yes. Michelle is a belter, no two ways about that, and pictures don’t do her credit. She’s also very easy to work with, no a prima donna at all.”
It’s a busy time for former Coronation Street actress Michelle – who is married to former TOWIE star Mark Wright. After finishing filming Our Girl 2 she went straight into production for Tina and Bobby – in which she plays the first wife of famed footballer Bobby Moore. And Pieterse thinks the roles will continue to flood in. He told how he rates Michelle even higher than Charlize Theron – who he worked with on a movie. “I did The Last Face with Charlize Theron and I don’t rate her the same way I rate Michelle Keegan,” he said. “I think Charlize was very lucky, in the right place at the right time, and the same thing will apply to Michelle. If she gets the right part she’s going all the way.” Referring to an upcoming scene in Our Girl 2 in which Michelle is trapped in a tiny cage – Paul says she played the part with such conviction that she made him cry. And how he’s singing her praises to all the movie bosses he meets. “Emotion is one of the things that can make an actress and Michelle can switch it on and off and make us believe, and that’s what it’s about. I watched her at work for months and she was awesome. I’m working on 24 Hours to Live at the moment and I’ve told producers how I sobbed watching Michelle in her agonising scenes on Our Girl and how moved I was. These guys are fascinated to know about Michelle. I can tell you she’s a really big talent and a lot of people in this town are talking about her. We have 15 big foreign movies being made here over the past few months – big stars like Sean Penn, Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron have all been here. Michelle’s going to make it big time, I am certain of it. Michelle for Hollywood, absolutely. No doubt she can make it there, the right part and she’s away. I am working with top Hollywood stars and Michelle’s of that calibre. I know good when I see it.”
Source : mirror.co.uk