The 40-year-old actress gets to make clothes for Liam’s character Teddy McSwiney in her role as Myrtle ‘Tilly’ Dunnage in the comedy drama and in some scenes Liam had to take his shirt off on set.
Kate admits she didn’t know much about 25-year-old Liam’s prior work until her 15-year-old daughter Mia told her he is one of the main stars in The Hunger Games franchise and she realized Mia and her pals were green with envy about her latest co-star.
During an interview on This Morning, she said: ”It’s only because of her that I know the name of the character that Liam plays in ‘The Hunger Games’ – I wouldn’t have had a clue otherwise! And it’s rather alarming that she is actually closer in age to Liam than I am … she only pointed that out to me the other day, and I was like, ‘Oh shhh!’ But Liam is a lovely, lovely guy, much is made of how he looks and he’s physically extremely beautiful but he’s a fabulous chap and was really up for mucking in with the rest of us … but my daughter Mia was extremely jealous, along with all of her friends.”
The movie is set in 1950s Australia and parts of it were filmed on location in various towns in Victoria.
Although Kate loved being Down Under, she admits some of the shoots came with testing toilet facilities.
She said: ”Going for a wee was quite hard – actually just getting to the loo which was often miles away! It was actually pretty intense… It’s hot in Australia, it’s extremely hot!”