Hannah Waddingham on Rebecca ‘Falling Again’ Into Rupert Feud for Season 3
Ted Lasso is poised for its Season 3 return, and with it comes the resurgence of an outdated rivalry that transcends AFC Richmond and West Ham: the continuing rigidity between bitter exes Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) and Rupert (Anthony Head).
That’s proper, with Rupert main his personal group in opposition to Rebecca, their outdated rivalry has been reignited and in consequence, acquainted patterns start to emerge because the AFC Richmond proprietor struggles to maintain her composure. “I like that she is barely free-falling once more as a result of isn’t that simply the human situation?” Waddingham tells TV Insider.
“All of the best-laid plans, you assume, ‘oh nice, Rebecca’s popping out the opposite aspect of it,’ and then you definately’re like, ‘no, no, no, she’s falling backward in a slippery little bit of mud.’ You simply wanna seize her hand and go, ‘mate, simply let it go. You sang the rattling tune, ‘Let It Go,’” she provides, referencing Rebecca’s cathartic Season 1 karaoke session.
Whereas followers could also be wanting to see how Ted (Jason Sudeikis) is doing post-betrayal by Nate (Nick Mohammed), Rebecca’s long-simmering feud with Rupert is definitely a giant a part of her story when Season 3 kicks off. After going by means of Season 2 with out an excessive amount of thought towards Rupert, Rebecca now has to give attention to the destiny of her group’s success in opposition to his.
“I really like that she’s simply not in a position to [get past it],” Waddingham gushes. “There’s some a part of her when she sees him… [you see] that jolt that goes by means of her system that you simply simply can’t assist with some individuals as a result of she by no means received the satisfaction of ending issues.”
A part of that disgust towards Rupert stems from the truth that “she was in” when it got here to their life collectively, Waddingham provides. Rebecca had “even given up seemingly the possibility of getting kids as a result of he didn’t wish to do it. And the truth that he had then had a baby with another person, there is no such thing as a worse ache for her than that.”
“So I really like the truth that she’s barely slipped again,” the actress declares. “However that’s life, isn’t it? Some individuals simply get below your pores and skin and produce out the worst in you, although you’re attempting to be the very best model of your self.” How that aggressive nature between the exes will manifest stays to be seen as Season 3 arrives on Apple TV+.
However beware, “Rupert brings out the worst model of her,” Waddingham warns. “And I’d love her for that.”
Ted Lasso, Season 3 Premiere, Wednesday, March 15, Apple TV+