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Death in Paradise star ‘cried for days’ as French company tried to stop her filming series

Josephine Jobert left her role as detective Florence Cassell following the series 11 finale of Death in Paradise. The detective decided to leave Saint Marie after taking part in a dangerous undercover mission where she almost got shot by a villain. BBC fans were also left gutted when Florence rejected Neville Parkers played by Ralf Little romantic advances.However in a new interview the actress who played Florence opened up about how she landed her role in the BBC cop drama.Josephine spoke with her former co star Tahj Miles who plays police officer Marlon Pryce in Death in Paradise.The actress admitted she had originally auditioned for the BBC series years before she landed the role of Florence but she didnt end up getting the part.She recalled Funny fact… before I auditioned for Florence I auditioned two years earlier for another character a guest actor.

Josephine continued But my English at that time isnt what it is today. I did the first audition and then I had a callback and they gave me a script and I had to read the script.However it was the first time I had seen the script so I didnt have the chance to practice before and so I didnt get the job.I auditioned with the casting director and for the callback they gave me a scene to read but because my English wasnt that good at the time reading a scene… it was difficult.I didnt get the job but thankfully three years later I auditioned for Florence and for a main character.Sometimes when things dont happen and youre like Oh its a shame but its for a good reason she added in Tahjs podcast The Table Read.Josephine joined the cast as Florence Cassell in season four but as a uniformed police officer.She worked closely beside fellow officer Dwayne Myers Danny John Jules lead detective Humphrey Goodman Kris Marshall and Camille Bordey Sara Martins.However the actress admitted to facing a number of challenges when she first started filming for the BBC drama.Josephine explained she was already filming a series for a French company when production for Death in Paradise had begun.I dont think I have ever talked about this before the Florence star admitted.

I was filming the French series but Death in Paradise started filming while I was still supposed to film the French series.The producers on the French series didnt help me at all they were furious Id got another job.They did everything they could to stop me from doing Death in Paradise Josephine claimed.I cried my god and with my agent we fought for two weeks and I had to…and they were like We cant release her earlier its impossible.They could they just didnt want to. I think they called the BBC to threaten them…it got crazy.Josephine admitted she cried for days after the French company almost stopped her from filming Death in ParadiseHowever in the end Josephine and her mum worked out a gruelling work schedule where she could film for both of her projects.The star ended up flying back and fourth for two weeks while she finished filming for the French series.

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