06 November 2019 20:35
But I'm here to tell you you'd be wrong because here I am, writing an article about how Jessica Barden, star of The End of the F***king World, wants to take on Joaquin Phoenix and become the first female Joker. Luckily, you can't all accuse me of dredging up old news because Barden's comments came on the day we were (finally) blessed with the premiere of the second series of The End of the F***ing World – which I think we can all agree is far more exciting than any Joker content, anyway. So, to recap: Barden, who plays Alyssa, made the announcement ahead of the first two episodes of the second season getting released last night, November 4 – presumably to take attention away from the fact that the series took its sweet time answering the many questions we had following that cliffhanger. Moving on though, the comments came during an interview with the NME, where 27-year-old Barden announced she's 'not afraid of clowns', before co-star Alex Lawther threw out the suggestion of the Joker. Hearing the villain's name, Jessica announced she 'really want[s] to play a female Joker', before adding: 'I'm gonna make it myself, no-one steal my idea.' Lawther, who plays James, then suggested the role of Harley Quinn – the Joker's equally twisted lover – for Barden, though she didn't seem too impressed with the idea, saying: 'Yeah I know but they've already done that.' The actor then reiterated how much she wants to play 'a psycho' like the Joker, something which draws a laugh from her interviewer before she stressed she's 'being serious.' The solution?
Who knows what will happen, as long as the duo reunite for a third season of The End of the F***ing World then we'll be happy. Speaking to NME, Lawther said it was 'very early' to be discussing the third season before Barden agreed, stating: Hopefully that won't be the case and we'll be blessed with another season of Alyssa and James' weird ways and witty comebacks, but who knows? In the meantime, we'll just have to comfort ourselves with the knowledge that the rest of the second series will air every night until Thursday, November 7, with another two episodes double-billed across the week. The End of the F***ing World will continue to air on Channel 4 from 10pm tonight, November 5. JESSICA Barden is the star of Channel 4's dark comedy The End of the F***ing World, which is based on the comic book series by Charles Forsman.
She reprised her role when it returned to Channel 4 and Netflix with a second series on November 4, 2019. For the full cast of The End of the F***ing World season two click here. 3 Jessica Barden shot to fame in Channel 4's The End of the F***ing World Credit: Handout A year later she played the role of Sophie in the film Hanna, alongside Saoirse Ronan and Cate Blanchett. She appeared in the urban horror Comedown, starred in the mystery film In the Dark Hall and was cast in the psychological thriller Mindscape all between 2012 and 2015. Jessica played the role of Kit Carmichael in the BBC's two-part television an adaptation of Sadie Jone's novel The Outcast in 2015.
The same year she was cast as Liddy in a film adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd. Her other credits include the title role in Channel 4's TV movie Ellen, the role of Jasmine in the comedy film Mindhorn. COWARD'S SPLIT Emmerdale fans heartbroken as Robert sends Aaron divorce papers from prison life or death? Who is Jessica Barden dating? THE End of The F***ing World returned to Channel 4 on November 4 for the second season of Charles Forsman's comic book series. Jessica Barden and Naomi Ackie star in the current series but who else is in the cast? 6 The End of the F***ing World premiered on Channel 4 on November 4 Credit: Channel 4 The End of the F***ing World premiered on Monday, November 4, 2019 - more than two years after the first series aired. Two episodes were released on Channel 4 in the UK on the night of the premiere but the entire series is available on All 4 for viewers to binge-watch. However, US fans had to wait until Tuesday, November 5, 2019 for the entire season to drop on Netflix. 6 The End of the F***ing World is available to watch on Channel 4 Credit: Channel 4 Who is in the cast The End of The F***king World series 2? Meet the cast The End of The F***ing World season 2: 6 Alex Lawther reprises his role as James in The End of The F***king World season two Credit: Channel 4 Alex Lawther returns this series to play the role of James, who was last seen being chased by the British police is season one. However, in the trailer for the new series he appears to be alive and well but where has he been the past few years? Alex has had roles in Black Mirror season three, starring as Kenny in the episode Shut Up and Dance. 6 Jessica Barden returns as Alyssa in The End of The F***king World season two. Jessica Barden has reprised her role as Alyssa in The End of The F***king World season two. In the closing scenes of season one, James told Alyssa to go to the police and tell them he had forced her to commit a series of murders against her will. The actress is best known for playing Sophie in the 2011 movie Hanna and Blake Conway in 2018's New Romantic, alongside Jane the Virgin's Brett Dier. 6 Naomi Ackie plays Bonnie in The End of The F***king World season two. New cast member Naomi Ackie has been brought on to play the role of Bonnie in the Channel 4 series. 6 Tim Key plays Gus in The End of The F***king World season two. Tim Key is another new addition to the cast of The End of The F***king World season two. The actor has become known for his acting, stand up comedy and poetry work throughout the years. The following actors also star in The End of The F***king World season two: When is The End of The F***king World season 2 on? more on tv & showbiz COWARD'S SPLIT Emmerdale fans heartbroken as Robert sends Aaron divorce papers from prison life or death? All the latest rumours A GREAT VINE How Jeremy Vine became one of the biggest names on TV and radio WHAT A GEM Gemma Collins shows off her voice as she sings 'Walking In A G.C. Wonderland' HUW'S NEWS All you need to know about BBC news presenter Huw Edwards The next two episode of The End of The F***king World season 2 airs on November 6, 2019. THE End Of The F***ing World felt like a cult show buried away on Channel 4 but such is the magic of modern TV it turned into a worldwide streaming smash, thanks to it being picked up by Netflix. For the uninitiated, the story follows teenage outsiders Alyssa (Jessica Barden) and James (Alex Lawther) on an unlikely road trip that took a sharp left turn when James killed Alyssa's potential rapist — and came to a crashing halt when James was shot by police during a doomed escape bid. Below, Lawther and Barden reflect on their roles — and talk caterpillars, showtunes and Sharon Osbourne. A second season was never planned when we shot the first but now it feels it was needed because so much was left unsaid and unresolved. This one is about the fallout from season one, two years later. There's a lot of forgiving for Alyssa and James as they come to understand that adults are human beings too. Having done a lot of indie films, it's nice that people have seen a job I've done! Jessica Barden (Alyssa) Most days I'm not treated like a 27-year-old woman, which can be a huge inconvenience because I can be underestimated a lot. Doing The End Of The F***ing World changed the way I think about myself as an actress. When we did the first series, it gave me the opportunity to play a character I related to and respected. She's 19 by the time of season two but thinks she's the oldest person in the world. She thinks she's in control of her life, telling herself that she's on top of the world. I've grown up trying to play this role and, however long we have left on this show, I'll never forget the experience. I'd love to come back to it in ten years. I saw a video of Sharon Osbourne being asked by Jimmy Kimmel who would play her in her life story, and she said me. ■ The End Of The F***ing World continues on C4 tonight at 10pm