Trigger Point's Vicky McClure explains toughest part of shoot

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Photo credit: ROSS FERGUSON - ITV
Photo credit: ROSS FERGUSON - ITV

Trigger Point has already become a classic example of quiet, heart-stopping drama – so we weren't surprised to learn that the cast did everything they could to keep things as authentic as possible.

No matter how physically demanding it may have been.

Following Trigger Point's premiere on Sunday (January 23), Vicky McClure – who plays explosives officer Lana Washington – has revealed which aspect of the show was the toughest to shoot.

Speaking to Digital Spy and other media, Vicky confirmed that she had decided to wear a suit worn by real-life EXPOs, calling it the "real deal".

Photo credit: ROSS FERGUSON - ITV
Photo credit: ROSS FERGUSON - ITV

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Unsurprisingly, the experience of wearing such a heavily-protected suit wasn't exactly a walk in the park. "I wasn't being a hero by any stretch – they shout 'Cut!' and I took it off – but I wanted to do it, because it just felt right," she explained.

"It just makes everything that bit more authentic."

Revealing that the "incredible piece of kit" also featured in-built air-conditioning, Vicky said that wearing the outfit was "surreal", especially during a heatwave.

"It was surreal trying to move in that, and the helmet is absolutely huge. It weighed about the same that I do," she said.

Photo credit: Matt Frost - ITV
Photo credit: Matt Frost - ITV

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"Wearing those kits all day, every day... It was no big deal, but I certainly wanted to do it for real."

Written by Daniel Brierley and produced by Line of Duty mastermind Jed Mercurio, the six-part Trigger Point follows Lana Washington and her partner Joel Nutkins, played by Adrian Lester.

Promising a twisty run, Adrian Lester recently teased: "I think one of the fun things is that people don't know what's going to happen next. Daniel's script keeps the audience on their toes, drip feeds the information as all good thrillers should, and stays one step ahead of them."

Trigger Point continues Sunday (January 30) at 9pm on ITV.

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