‘Stan Lee’s Lucky Man’ star Jing Lusi reveals her favourite TV shows

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Best known for playing Tara Lo in Holby City, Shanghai-born actress Jing Lusi is currently playing Lily-Anne Lau in Stan Lee’s Lucky Man.

Based on an original idea by comic book legend Stan Lee, Lucky Man also stars James Nesbitt (The Missing), Eve Best (Nurse Jackie), Sienna Guillory (Fortitude), Amara Karan (The Darjeeling Limited), Darren Boyd (Spy), Omid Djalili (Moonfleet) and Kenneth Tsang (Die Another Day).

James Nesbitt stars as down on his luck cop DI Harry Clayton whose chance encounter with a mysterious woman and an ancient bracelet changes everything.

Stan Lee’s Lucky Man is airing at 9pm on Friday nights on Sky1.

CultBox caught up with Jing to find out what she likes watching to relax between filming…


TV show that reminds you of your childhood:

Sabrina the Teenage Witch. You have no idea how much I wanted to be her when I grew up. Her life looked so cool. Which is not a surprise really if you have superpowers and a talking cat.”


TV show that reminds you of being a teenager:

Friends. Back in the day when you had to sit in front of the television when something was on, rather than catch up at your own leisure.

“It dictated my teenage life for years, spending Friday nights in with my favourite funny people. That probably says a lot more about my teenage social life than anything.”


Favourite TV show to cheer you up:

Jeremy Kyle. If I am feeling really low, I will put it on for about five minutes to give myself some perspective. Things may seem relatively bad that day, but at least I have all my teeth and am not on that show.”


Favourite “guilty pleasure” TV show:

Come Dine with Me and Gogglebox. I like to watch people cook food and eat. It seems I also like to watch people watch TV. Does that make me sound a bit creepy?”


TV show that you find most addictive:

Breaking Bad I did in two weeks. It blew my mind. Most recently, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Making a Murderer.

“Do not even get me started on Making a Murderer. It makes me want to retrain as a lawyer, march into Manitowoc and give them a severe piece of what’s what.”


Favourite TV show to watch hungover:

“I don’t drink anymore purely because I can’t handle hangovers! But from what I remember back in the day, probably Sex and the City.

“It was like having your girlfriends around you getting through it together. And if your hangover is for any boy-related reasons, then it also served as counselling.”


Axed TV show that you most wish would return:

Father Ted. I know it was not technically axed, but it did end prematurely. It is one of my favourite shows ever and I never tired of watching it time and time again.

“Everything about it is genius and it always makes me guffaw. Nothing like it has been done since. But it is bittersweet at the back of my mind. Such a tragic loss.”