Waitress wins Cafe role
IT was a case of art imitating life when a Nailsea waitress got the call to appear in two episodes of Sky TV’s comedy The Caf�.
Anita Jewiss, who has worked at popular High Street eaterie Gilly’s Caf� on and off for the past six years, has just finished six weeks of filming on Weston seafront at the purpose-built set.
The 53-year-old grandmother-of-four, who has lived in Nailsea for 16 years, says despite never having acted before in her life, she would ‘do it again in a flash’.
She said: “It was an absolutely amazing experience and everyone was wonderful and so patient, with everything explained really well.
“I didn’t think about the cameras rolling as that would’ve been daunting and I had such good help it felt natural so I just got on with it.”
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Anita plays Biker Sue, a friend of Mary, one of the main characters, and one of a group of women who regularly meet up in the caf�.
Jellylegs Productions, who make the show, were having trouble finding someone over 50, with a Bristolian accent and tattoos to play the role and a friend of a friend suggested Anita.
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Anita added: “I thought why not, I have 11 tattoos and I ride a motorbike so I thought I would give it a go.
“My family all think it’s marvelous and they are all looking forward to seeing the episodes when they are shown next year.”