Blackpool actress Jenna Coleman has spoken out following her role in BBC's latest crime-thriller The Serpent, describing it as the most 'terrifying job' she has ever done.

The drama, which recently concluded, tells the story of serial killer Charles Sobhraj and his lover Marie-Andree Leclerc (played by Jenna Coleman), who falls under his spell.

Coleman, who attended Arnold School (now AKS in Lytham) plays the young French-Canadian who is dragged into a life of crime after meeting the sinister Sobhraj during a holiday in India.

After love letters back and forth, Leclerc is persuaded to move to Bangkok to live with Sobhraj, who goes under the name Alain.

Discussing the thrilling drama reports The Express, Jenna - born and raised in Blackpool - revealed it was the “most terrifying job” she had ever done.

The actress had to master a French-Canadian accent for the role.

Jenna’s job was made even more challenging as she starred alongside French actors.

“It’s definitely one of the most terrifying jobs I’ve done," the Doctor Who star began.

“I knew I was going to be walking on set with Tahar Rahim, who plays Charles, and other French actors as well. Plus, Marie-Andrée is actually from Quebec, and the French-Canadian accent is so specific.”

Tahar Rahim and Jenna Coleman star in The Serpent

Explaining why Leclerc may have been drawn to Sobhraj, Jenna gave an insight into the young girl’s mindset.

“She was a young girl who’d not really left Canada before,” Jenna continued.

“She met this man and within a month the drugging of tourists began, and she was completely on that train journey with him. I think she was so obsessive about Charles, she must have been living in a delusional state.

“It shows you the power of Charles and the manipulation he could wield on people.”

“He was incredibly audacious,” she told TV Mag. “He did things that were so brazen and if he got in trouble, he was able to effortlessly wriggle out of any difficult situation he found himself in.”

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