Søs and Molly Egelind continue the collaboration on TV 2: ‘It was surreal to suddenly be at work with her’ child ‘

On DR, they made the art program ‘Søs, Molly og malerne’. Now the mother and daughter continue the collaboration on TV 2.

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When TV 2 premieres on December 1 on their new family Christmas calendar ‘Kometernes jul’, it will be the first time you see Søs and Molly Egelind together in a TV series.

Molly Egelind says that they do not have ‘wildly many’ scenes together, as her character is mostly with the children in the Christmas calendar, while her mother’s role is mostly with the adults.

“But we have scenes together, and we also shared a wardrobe, so it was really nice,” she says with a smile.

Søs Egelind (playing Bolette-Henriette) and Molly Egelind (playing Anna) photographed during a press conference on TV 2's new family Christmas calendar 'Kometernes jul', in Copenhagen on Thursday 18 November 2021. (Photo: Philip Davali / Ritzau Scanpix)

Søs Egelind (playing Bolette-Henriette) and Molly Egelind (playing Anna) photographed during a press conference on TV 2’s new family Christmas calendar ‘Kometernes jul’, in Copenhagen on Thursday 18 November 2021. (Photo: Philip Davali / Ritzau Scanpix)
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“Yes, the nice thing was that because of the corona, for example, we had to eat in our own wardrobe, so because Molly and I were in a bubble together, we had to share a wardrobe,” says Søs Egelind and adds:

»It was surreal all of a sudden to be at work with her ‘child’, but it was cool to experience how skilled, well-prepared and good she is. It was fucking nice. “

Both add that in addition, it was not difficult to mix work and private life together during the filming.

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Molly Egelind acknowledges that it obviously gives a sense of security to work with someone you know extra well, but otherwise they did not experience it as something special.

Before the recordings started, they were each asked if they really mind playing together.

“Of course we did not have that,” smiles Søs Egelind.

‘I actually think it was sweetly thought out and very respectful. But of course it was just fine, “says Molly Egelind.

While Søs Egelind has a longer Christmas calendar CV – she has among other things appeared in ‘Mikkel and the gold card’, ‘Santa’s island’ and ‘Christmas in the old treadmill’ – ‘Comet Christmas’ is Molly Egelind’s first real ordeal with the elongated format.

Søs and Molly Egelind in TV 2's Christmas calendar 'Kometernes jul'.

Søs and Molly Egelind in TV 2’s Christmas calendar ‘Kometernes jul’.
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‘I’ve been to tons of castings in the past. I think I was casting as Yvonne on the Olsen gang’s Christmas calendar (‘The Olsen gang’s first coup’ from 1999, ed.), But there I was too high, ‘she recalls, adding:

“I played evil step-sister in ‘The Other World’ (DR Christmas calendar from 2016, ed.), But this year I’m in all 24 episodes, so it’s something completely different, and I love the Christmas calendar concept.”

Søs and Molly Egelind believe that it is completely coincidental that in the autumn they first made ‘Søs, Molly and the painters’ together on DR1, and now shortly after are on the same Christmas calendar on TV 2.

“We first recorded the art program according to the Christmas calendar,” explains Søs Egelind.

Molly Egelind (playing Anna) photographed during a press conference on TV 2's new family Christmas calendar 'Kometernes jul', in Copenhagen on Thursday 18 November 2021. (Photo: Philip Davali / Ritzau Scanpix)

Molly Egelind (playing Anna) photographed during a press conference on TV 2’s new family Christmas calendar ‘Kometernes jul’, in Copenhagen on Thursday 18 November 2021. (Photo: Philip Davali / Ritzau Scanpix)
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“We started with the Christmas calendar, two weeks after I finished doing ‘The Nursing School’,” says Molly Egelind.

‘Søs, Molly og malerne’ recently received criticism from a literature lecturer from the University of Southern Denmark, who thinks it is the lowest common denominator.

Søs Egelind herself experiences that the program has been a hit among ‘ordinary people’, but they do not know if there will be a season two.

“Now we have to see what the future brings. It was at least a huge pleasure, “says Molly Egelind, while Søs Egelind adds that there are at least lots of things you could tackle in a possible sequel.

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