Nearly 10 years since my mum found out she had breast cancer. Imagine her reaction was same as Jenny’s. @FayRipley doing a great job so far. I imagine the portrayal of this will be sympathetically done on #ColdFeet & hopefully help at least one person.
Brought back so many memories. Coming up to 5 years diagnosed 4 years clear. It did make me cry. But a great way to get the message out there. Remember all those emotions all too well and sadly they never go away xx
Speaking previously about the cancer storyline at a Cold Feet screening, Ripley said: “They asked me how I’d feel about it and I said I wanted it dealt with properly because of the weight of that responsibility. “And because so many people I know are affected by breast cancer and cancer in general. And that’s life at the moment.
“We have seen this story with shows but I wanted it to be real. Sometimes it’s going to be funny, sometimes it’s going to be scary. I just want it to be honest.”
And speaking of how her character was unwilling to tell others about her diagnosis, Ripley added: “[Other dramas] might show it where the character looks for support and gets the support. But this character [Jenny] doesn’t tell anybody,” she said. “She’s flawed. It’s maybe not the kindest thing for her husband. In a way it’s her way of saying, ‘I don’t know what to do, because I’ve never had cancer before’.”