Q: Do you like playing Fiona Carter?
A: It is fun. Although I have to say that when I first came into it I did one little episode and it was still not really clear what Fiona was going to be. She was very ambitious, very sexy so it was a little intimidating. Once we did that episode, I got called in by the producer and he said the whole thing turned out a little more glamorous than expected. So I am trying to make Fiona a little more homely.
Q: Is Adam Carter (Rupert Penry-Jones) as sexy in the flesh?
A: Yes. He is a very confident young man. He oozes sex appeal.
Q: Have the cast welcomed you onto the set?
A: Yes. I came during a huge transition; people had been leaving one by one anyway. So there was a sense of change so Rupert had been the new kid on the block. I think he was quite relieved to have someone else to join him. As the series goes on we eventually replace the original three characters. There were a lot of new faces anyway so I did not feel too out of place.
Q: How did you become an actress?
A: It all started with my arrival in this country. I lived in Poland until the age of 11 and it was not an option open to kids in a communist country at the time. One of the first things I got into when I came to England was drama club. My English was awful but it helped me get better very quickly.
Q: Was not speaking English difficult for you?
A: I think it seems more difficult now looking back on it. I think when you are a kid you do not ask too many questions. It gave me a sense of my own identity in this whole new culture.
Q: You had to leave Poland very quickly didn't you?
A: I think we had something like a week to pack and leave. We originally came just for a year or so we thought. It soon turned out that it was not a good idea to go back. The year turned into two years and then three and then we just ended up saying.
Q: What brought you to the attention of the Spooks producers?
A: Funnily enough I had auditioned for Spooks out of the United States. My agent contacted me and said there's a great part in this series for you - it's called Spooks. I auditioned for it and got it, but on the same day I got another part back in New York. I had to decline that because I thought I should concentrate on building something in the US.