Letchworth actress stars in BBC Three teen comedy
PUBLISHED: 13:21 06 November 2012
AN ASPIRING actress stars in a teen comedy tonight (Tuesday) which has been likened to The Inbetweeners.
Mandeep Dhillon appears in Some Girls, which follows the lives of four quirky 16-year-old girls who play on the same school football team and live on the same inner city estate.
The Letchworth GC resident plays Saz, with the first episode of the six-part series airing on BBC Three at 10pm tonight. Trailers were shown last week and the 21-year-old said she has already been recognised by visitors to Letchworth GC gym Nuffield Health, where she works part-time.
It is the second time Mandeep, a former Icknield, Wilbury and Fearnhill pupil, has been involved with a BBC3 production after she starred in one-off drama Some Dogs Bite two years ago.
About Some Girls, she said: “It has been described as the girl version of The Inbetweeners but it has a warmer feel to it than that. My character is very serious and she’s a bit of a maths swat. She puts on this front but really she feels insecure.”
Filming took place in south London over a six-week period where Mandeep met co-stars Dolly Wells, Natasha Jonas, Alice Felgate and Adelayo Adedayo, who appeared in series four of teenage drama Skins.
“It’s been really fun working with the girls and luckily we all clicked and are close in real life as it’s really hard to fake friendships,” said Mandeep, who has also performed in West End theatre shows since her first big break at the age of 19.
About filming in London, she added: “It was really intense. I stayed in Letchworth once and the pick up was 4am so thankfully they put me in a B&B just around the corner.”
Some Girls will be aired on BBC Three at 10pm every Tuesday for the next six weeks.