We can’t get enough of Netflix’s latest drama Anatomy Of A Scandal. The glossy political-thriller-meets-courtroom-drama is full of juicy plot twists, an amazing minimalist wardrobe and stars our eternal girl crush Sienna Miller—what more could you want?
Sienna has long starred alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest giants. In Anatomy Of A Scandal, Michelle Dockery and Rupert Friend. Elsewhere, Jude Law, Clint Eastwood and Daniel Craig. In all these instances she managed to keep her cool. Glamorously unphased by the stars she was sharing scenes with.
But she finally ‘fangirled’ on the set of Anatomy Of A Scandal and it was over somebody seriously unexpected: Peppa Pig.
Yup. It turns out Amelie Bea Smith (who plays Sienna’s daughter on the show) played the cartoon hog before taking on the intense political drama and Sienna couldn’t stop freaking out over the 11-year-old’s iconic role.
Speaking to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, she joked: ‘Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood but whatever because I worked with Peppa Pig. That is THE voice of Peppa Pig. And I’ve never fangirled out on anyone like it was just—it was really too much.’
And, needless to say, Sienna did not play it cool: ‘Like, I’d sit there across set with my cup sort of staring at her. And then make her facetime my daughter [Marlowe Ottoline Layng Sturridge] relentlessly. And she was such a pro, you know she was like, nine,’ she added.
Sienna went on to explain how she now has a phone-filled with voice notes from Amelie to Marlowe in the oinking Peppa Pig voice, which, as far as we’re concerned is seriously good parenting. Let’s be honest, this is the kindergarten equivalent of meeting Lady Gaga.
In Anatomy Of A Scandal, Sienna plays Sophie Whitehouse, the wife of a charming Tory MP called James Whitehouse (played by Rupert Friend). Sophie’s picture-perfect life is flipped upside down after it’s revealed by the press that her husband had an affair with a young researcher called Olivia Lytton (played by Naomi Scott). She then goes onto accuse him of rape and a court case ensues. Seriously, start watching now.
Relating the secrets of Sophie’s personal life being exposed by tabloids to the early days of her own career, Sienna told Entertainment Tonight: There was very little agency that young woman had over their own lives and the telling of their stories…Getting the call one evening that something was coming out in the press the following day, and it had gone to print, and there's nothing you can do about it, and it's intensely personal and painful and everyone's gonna know, is a horrible, horrible feeling that I and many others experienced in the earliest part of my career."