EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: MyAnna Buring talks THAT shocking Ripper Street season four twist
Warning: This interview contains spoilers for season four, episode 1 of Ripper Street, available now on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Please click back if you do not wish the be spoiled.
If you’re wiping the sweat from your brow and returning to the back of your seat with your heart still thumping wildly in your chest, you might have just watched the final few scenes and the shockingly good new episode of Ripper Street.
The criminal mastermind behind the locomotive disaster that claimed the lives of 55 innocent souls last series, Long Susan, is supposed to be receiving her comeuppance. Of course, a certain Mr Jackson simply won’t stand for it. And the two resort to incredible measures to fake a hanging.
We were delighted to speak to Long Susan actor MyAnna Buring about her thoughts on filming the scene in question and what’s next for Susan and Jackson.
How were the hanging scenes like to film?
This is the truth of it. The scene leading up, playing it, it was actually quite horrific. Seeing [Jackson], seeing them – that walk up the gallows – it’s filled with a lot of trepidation. The set really helped to play that. How do you walk towards a death? The reality of having a rope put around your neck is quite horrific, whatever the consequences of that may be. One little slip and you could be dead.
The actual hanging hanging was done by one of our wonderful stunt team, so that I do not know. I’m very grateful she did it for me, I think she did a wonderful job. There are a lot of stunts on Ripper Street and I think they’re always executed brilliantly. Hats off to the people who do things we don’t do.
It was quite emotional watching it back actually, that’s when I felt most emotional about it. It was like yeah of course, wow my gosh of course that happened. We’ve lived with these characters for four years now, it’s been a long time, it’s imbued with a lot of history. It’s great. What fun that is to play.
Do you think these guys have a plan now?
Come on, it’s Long Susan and Jackson.
Ripper Street Season 4 is now available exclusively on Prime Video, with new episodes released weekly.