You’re a couple in real life as well as on the show. What’s that like?
Sarah: We’re so lucky. We feel so blessed to be working together every day.
James: It really is a blessing. But you can’t hold onto it too tight, because one day on the show you’re divorcing and that afternoon you’re getting remarried! You really have to leave that direction in the capable hands of the writers.
And you get to have lunch together every day…
James: I know! And Sarah gets to watch how many carbs I eat! [Laughs.]
Can it be difficult when your characters are having issues?
Sarah: You just have to remember what’s real and, at the end of the day, step out of your character.
Sarah, how does Willow’s wardrobe compare to your own?
Sarah: Oh my goodness, mine is so different! [Laughs.] I love to wear pretty floral dresses, while Willow is a bit tougher in terms of her wardrobe. But that’s a great thing in terms of stepping into a character – I put on her costume and totally feel like her.
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