Walters reveals organic farm bliss

Walters reveals organic farm bliss

Julie Walters has compared her home life with the plot lines of radio favourite 'The Archers'.

The actress lives on an organic livestock farm in West Sussex with husband Grant Roffey, 50, and said the two lead separate lives while she is filming.

Walters told 'Good Housekeeping' magazine: “I love the wildlife, the quiet and the privacy, the owls at night and the fact that there is no light pollution.

“I love the way the moonlight illuminates the garden and the fact you don’t need a torch when it’s out.

“I love the smell of the earth and the animals.”

She continued: “Farming is seven days a week, 365 days a year.

“We talk about the farm non-stop and wonder if 'The Archers' have got a mole at our place because our little dramas always seem to end up in their story lines.

“Grant and I lead separate lives when I’m away filming, but it seems to suit us.

“It wouldn’t suit everybody.

“Like most couples, we have hidden bonds and often you don’t know what it is that makes your relationship work.

“Analysing it is tempting fate a bit.”

Talking about filming for a screen version of 'Mamma Mia!', which is set to an Abba soundtrack, Walters told the magazine: “I sprained my ankle at the end of 'Dancing Queen'.

“It was all strapped up, but I still had to perform the big finale, which started with me skipping through an olive grove.

“I was supposed to wear huge platform shoes.

“I did it without the platforms, but my co-star Stellan Skarsgard is over 6ft tall and I’m only 5ft three-and-a-half inches.

“He was towering above me and I ended up doing most of the scene staring at his b*******!”

Of her co-star Meryl Streep, Walters said: “She drives like a demon.”

The July issue of 'Good Housekeeping' magazine is out tomorrow.

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