What advice does Jane Asher dish out to her young co-stars?

Jane Asher has said that she didn’t “have the nerve” to dole out advice to the young cast members in her new TV series – despite being a former child star.

The actress, 68, stars as scientist Mary Douglas in CBBC series Eve.

She said of her young co-stars: “I wouldn’t have the nerve to advise any actor, adult or child.

“Very sweetly a couple of them said they’d learned a lot from working with me.”

Jane said that times had changed since she was a child star.

“When I was a child actor, I called all the adults ‘Mr whatever’ or ‘Ms so and so’, and maybe even ‘sir’. Now… that has completely changed, and probably much for the better, and it’s all much more casual and easy going.”

The Alfie actress said that she had no intention of stopping working.

“Actors never want to retire. That would be like dying,” she said.

Jane said of her future plans: “Initially it would be lovely to do a second series of Eve; I really enjoyed it and it deserves it, but you can never tell what’s going to work.”

Eve continues on Mondays on CBBC.

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