Joanna Scanlan - Joanna Scanlan cried after filming The Invisible Woman

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Joanna Scanlan cried ''well into the evening'' after filming scenes for 'The Invisible Woman'.

The actress found it difficult to distance herself from her character, Catherine Dickens - who was the wife of Victorian novelist CHARLES DICKENS before they separated in May 1858 - in the forthcoming film which is based on Claire Tomalin's book of the same name.

Scanlan became emotionally attached to her alter-ego who is left to feel lonely and rejected in the story of Dickens' secret mistress Nelly Ternan - played by Felicity Jones.

Quizzed on the challenges of playing Catherine, she told BANG Showbiz at the film's London premiere on Monday (27.01.14): ''[I faced] Emotional [challenges]. Being in those feelings. Trying to find the true feeling of utter abandonment and rejection. Not just those in emotional terms but financial, and her whole future. Catherine Dickens lost 10 children and she wasn't allowed to see them after she was married and she lost one who died anyway. It was trying to locate that.''

Asked about whether she found it difficult to switch off, she added: ''I still carried on crying well into the evening.''

Although Scanlan admits it's a ''great role to play'' she avoided doing too much research into the life of Catherine for fear of becoming angry on her behalf.

She explained: ''I did some research, but minimum research. I took as much as I was guided to because I felt if I knew too much about the position for Catherine Dickens that I would get very angry on set on her behalf.

''In the script Catherine is very elegant and quiet, and she excepts her fate with enormous amount of dignity. I thought Joanna Scanlan wouldn't do that - so I thought it's best not to know too much about it so that I can not feel that sort of fury about having been dealt with such a bad hand.''


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