Intercourse Training’s Aimee Lou Wooden on the Actuality of Successful a BAFTA

“I’ve to actually, actually, actually work at staying current and really simply letting it’s a stunning factor, as a result of it was a stunning factor.”

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Aimee Lou Wooden’s been a Intercourse Training scene stealer since day one, however her work in Season 2 exploring Aimee’s expertise coping with sexual assault is subsequent stage work. The truth is, her efficiency that season made such an enormous impressions on the movie and tv neighborhood that she wound up profitable the BAFTA for Greatest Feminine Comedy Efficiency.

It’s an enormous honor, and one which Wooden very a lot deserves, however whereas on Collider Women Evening celebrating the debut of Intercourse Training Season three on Netflix, Wooden took a second to look again on that huge night time and talk about exactly the place her head was at all through the whirlwind of profitable a significant award.

Aimee Lou Wood in Sex Education Season 3
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Whereas it’s simple to imagine one wins an performing award after which instantly takes a step up on the ladders of confidence and trade recognition, it’s not that easy. As somebody who’s a 24/7 worrier, Wooden’s expertise with the highs and lows of profitable a BAFTA actually hit dwelling:

“Principally, a whole lot of the time, one thing good will occur and I’ll instantly consider explanation why every thing’s gonna go flawed. It’s simply anxiousness. So even after profitable a BAFTA, and I used to be so shocked. I couldn’t consider it. I actually didn’t have a clue. I’m strolling there, I had nothing to say as a result of I hadn’t thought — I used to be there, I used to be considering, ‘It’s so good truly I may be right here and I do know for a truth I’m not gonna win, so I can simply get pleasure from it.’ After which it occurred and for about 5 minutes it actually felt like this heat, fuzzy, pretty feeling and I used to be on prime of the world. I used to be elated. After which instantly, instantly it went into, ‘Oh god, that interview you simply did, you didn’t communicate very effectively about x, y, z. Oh god, this factor. Oh god, what if folks re-watch it and go, effectively truly, she’s not that good in it. What if Season three now, I don’t do pretty much as good a job?’ So all of these things and it kicked in so rapidly, and so I’ve to actually, actually, actually work at staying current and really simply letting it’s a stunning factor, as a result of it was a stunning factor.”

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Wooden additionally famous the significance of having fun with the great, however with out getting misplaced within the reward:

“But in addition, not take it too to coronary heart as a result of for those who take the good things too to coronary heart you then’re gonna take criticism an excessive amount of to coronary heart too, so it’s sort of like, ‘Isn’t that bloody pretty that these folks in that room at the moment believed that I deserved that recognition.’ And it’s recognition, and it’s pretty and I’m very grateful, however I did have to remain, due to simply the way in which my mind works, I’ve to remain very impartial. I’ve to neutralize it as a result of I’m simply such a catastrophizer, it’s unbelievable.”

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Wooden continued by additional explaining how she’s approaching making an attempt to maintain this mind-set in test:

“It’s such a horrible factor as a result of it’s just like the happiness is what triggers the concern. So it’s like, there’s part of you that’s going, ‘I don’t actually need good issues to occur as a result of if good issues occur then all the concern’s gonna include it,’ and it’s such a tragic option to be! So I’m making an attempt now to simply be like, get pleasure from, get pleasure from, and evey time you sort of begin to flip the digital camera inward — I keep in mind listening to Helen McCrory’s Desert Island Disc, bless her, and he or she actually talks about that. Actually simply as quickly as you begin going inward an excessive amount of — clearly self-reflection is nice, however an excessive amount of introspection, an excessive amount of of that, you find yourself simply being drained and scared on a regular basis. So now, each time one thing goes inward, I begin being like, ‘Put your consideration outwards. There’s a tree. There’s a breeze on my face! The whole lot’s alright!’”

Keen to listen to much more about Wooden’s expertise within the movie and tv trade to this point? You’re going to need to control Collider tomorrow as a result of that’s once we’ll share Wooden’s Women Evening episode and likewise the total uncut model of the dialog in podcast type.

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