Oscar-nominated actress Meg Tilly is one of the most open and honest people I have ever had the good fortune of interviewing, and she makes absolutely no qualms about the fact that she took a break from films and television. What Tilly does make a big deal about though is the show that brought her back to TV–Shaw Media’s original new mini-series Bomb Girls, which debuts tonight on Global Television at 8:00 PM (ET/PT).
Starring Tilly, Jodi Balfour, Ali Liebert, Charlotte Hegele, Antonio Cupo, Peter Outerbridge, and Sebastian Pigott, the series is set in the middle of a Canadian bomb factory during the Second World War, when women went to work in munitions factories to provide the Allied forces with weapons that were desperately needed for the front-line of the European efforts.
Tilly plays Lorna Corbett, a tough and unmistakably tired shift boss and mother who has to lead the floor of women through their new freedom in the face of sexism and the dangers of their jobs.
Watch the video to see what Tilly had to say about her co-stars, how proud the show made her feel as a Canadian, and what convinced her to take on the role.
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