Michelle Keegan: On What *Really* Keeps Her Up At Night

It’s not all that often you get the chance to spend the night with Michelle Keegan, so when the invitation landed in my inbox I *may* have let out a little squeal (so cool, right?).  When the day arrived Michelle and I donned our matching black, silk dressing gowns and hopped into bed where we chatted about everything. From life with hubby, Mark, to our mutual Netflix addictions – all the while munching on macaroons and gummy bears – as far as evenings go it was a winner. Here’s what the lovely lady had to say…

So Michelle, you’ve had a busy day. How do you let off steam – a night in or a night out? 

I’m definitely more of a home bunny now. Don’t get me wrong – the girls and I do get together for a big blowout once in a blue moon. But I think when you’re so busy, it’s nice to just go home, get your pyjamas on and order a Chinese takeaway.

So are PJs your ultimate relaxation outfit then?

Definitely. Anything that’s not too clingy so I don’t think: ‘Uh-oh, I’ve eaten too much food!’

Do you ever do any exercise in the evening to help you relax?

No! If I do exercise it’s normally in the morning – that way I can get it out of the way and totally relax later on.

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Do you have a Netflix series that you’re hooked on?

Mark and I are so behind the times! We’ve only just started getting into Making A Murderer.

Have you or Mark ever ‘Netflix cheated’ on each other and sneakily watched ahead without the other?

Ooh, I did try to do that the other day! I had Making A Murderer on but then Mark came home and was like: ‘Are you watching it without me?!’

Do you or Mark have any annoying sleeping habits?

Mark snores! [Laughs]

What keeps you up at night?

Honestly? Friends, even though I’ve seen it all a thousand times! We have a box set and if I’m trying doze off I’ll pop it on but then I end up getting into it and have to watch the next episode and then the next…

Do you ever read scripts in bed?

Yeah, I do! If I’ve got a job on and I need to learn the lines, I tend to do it the night before, so I’m always in bed with my scripts.

So what do you do when you can’t get to sleep?

Usually I’ll have a midnight snack or a hot chocolate. That normally helps!

What’s the nicest hotel you’ve ever slept in?

It was probably on my honeymoon. Mark and I went to the Maldives and it was so special. We also went to Dubai, which was amazing.

How did you sleep the night before your wedding?

My mum, my bridesmaids and I stayed up, drank champagne and got really excited! As soon as it was time for bed I fell straight to sleep. 

If you could wake up and be anyone else for a day, who would you be?

I’d probably be Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, for the day. Just to see what it’s like to be the future Queen of England!


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