'Very cool': Rose Matafeo writing, starring in Starstruck

Rose Matafeo is creating, writing and starring in a new series entitled Starstruck, which is being made for BBC Three and HBO Max.

She'll be playing a 20-something woman named Rose who 'accidentally' sleeps with a famous movie star while juggling two dead-end jobs in London.

The Funny Girls star announced the show on Twitter by simply saying "very cool", with a link to the Deadline story.

"The BBC have been so supportive of this project... I'm thrilled we get to make it, otherwise it would've technically just been a creepy fan fiction script that I submitted to the national broadcaster," Matafeo said in a statement.

"The team we've brought together for this series are absolute dreamboats and I'm super excited to be working with them."

Starstruck is being made by Avalon Television, which also produces the likes of Catastrophe, Workaholics and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

The show was commissioned by the BBC's Shane Allen and Gregor Sharp, reports Deadline.

"Very rarely does a comedy talent land as fully formed and instantly magnetic as Rose," said Allen in a statement.

"Her assertive millennial female voice is the perfect fit for BBC Three... Prepare to be utterly enchanted by her winning blend of whip smart writing and the rich character world she has created."

Earlier this year, Matafeo performed stand-up on US late night show Conan, after winning Best Comedy Show at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


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