Find out what impresses Emily CoxThe star of The Last Kingdom gives us her take on what counts in relationships, the kind of men she digs and why she still believes in love
The second season of Carnival Film’s hit show The Last Kingdom has arrived on BBC Two – and this time around Netflix is on board as a co-producer.
In the show that’s based on the continuing series of historical novels by Bernard Cornwell, Emily Cox plays Brida, a strong lead character who has to fight for her freedom and her rights in a world dominated by men.
When we met up with her, the first thing we wanted to know about was how she deals with men in real life.
THE RED BULLETIN: Which famous person did you have a crush on when you were a teenager?
EMILY COX: I never had crushes on stars. But I loved Michael Jackson’s music. I even met him – well, I was one of 50,000 fans at a gig!
What’s the cheekiest chat-up line someone has used on you?
Humour works. Pick-up lines don’t.
What advice about men would give your 15-year-old daughter?
Be yourself, and never, ever let anyone treat you badly.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
I believe in love, even at second sight.
Which famous celebrity over 40 do you consider sexy?
My beloved colleague Alexander Dreymon. He looks good for his age, doesn’t he?
Are you a good dancer? Could you impress somebody depending only on your dance moves?
The name of your first kiss?
That will stay my secret.
Name two important rules for writing a love letter.
There’s just one: Honesty.
Is the idea of monogamy still adequate today?
Whatever is adequate for both is adequate.
Name a place in your hometown of Vienna that would be the perfect place for a first date.
Gerhard-Hanappi-Stadion, which is where Rapid Vienna used to play. 90 minutes watching a game is the perfect way to really get to know the person you’re dating.
One thing you learned about men the hard way.
Men are men and women are women.
Bradley Cooper or Ryan Gosling?
Name a man that you admire?
Besides your father.
The Dalai Lama.
What’s the stupidest thing a man did to impress you.
Pretended to be someone else.