Sam’s MTC training comes in handy again.
When interviewed during the filming of FW S8, Honeysuckle Weeks talked about driving with Michael Kitchen:
Michael is nervous – he always is when I’m driving. I’m told to drive at 35mph by the director. Michael suggests 25. I decide to stick at 30 but embarrass myself by kangaroo-hopping up the drive. ‘Tell you what,’ says Michael after the third take, ‘you do the steering wheel, I’ll change the gears. All right?’ ‘OK. Got it.’ It works a treat.
Since she’s driving considerably faster than 25 in this scene, I take it not a lot of acting was required on MK’s part! I wonder if he again helped shift gears, a skill he obviously does well.