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A Discovery of Witches star Teresa Palmer reveals cute nickname for co-star Matthew Goode

The actors are gearing up for the release of season two on Sky One

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Francesca Shillcock
Francesca ShillcockSenior Features Writer
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A Discovery of Witches star Teresa Palmer and Matthew Goode have clearly built a great friendship from their time on the popular show, and the leading actress has revealed she has a funny nickname for her co-star.

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Speaking to HELLO! ahead the launch of season two of the Sky One fantasy drama, Teresa gushed about her on-screen love interest. "I call him Goodie! He's such a laugh, he's a real character, very jovial and always just making people laugh," she said.

"I think that's a great thing about our cast, we've all become so close and everyone has a similar sense of humour, so much so that often times we'll get the giggles on set and we just now can't look at each other."

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The star also revealed how the pair struggle to film scenes due to constant laughter: "A lot of the times I'll be doing my lines and Matthew's chin or his neck will be a little lower down, and Ed Bluemel and Matthew will choose to do scenes side by side because they get the giggles, but it just shows what kind of energy it is filming on set together, we've just become a family.

The actress, who has also appeared in Hacksaw Ridge and Warm Bodies, plays the witch Diana Bishop while Downton Abbey and The Crown star Matthew Goode takes on the role of Matthew Clairmont, a vampire and professor.

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Teresa and Matthew in the new series of A Discovery of Witches

Fans have been waiting almost three years for the second instalment of the drama, and Teresa told HELLO! why it'll be worth the wait: "It's completely different, it's just elevated in every sense. The set pieces, the development, the story arcs, the history. Everything is just bigger and better and more complex. I'm really excited about this season, I just can't wait for the audiences to see it because I think there'll be really blown away."

The synopsis for season two reads: "The second series of A Discovery of Witches sees Matthew and Diana hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London.

"Here they must find a powerful witch to help Diana master her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life. Enemies are everywhere, the threat to witches is growing, and Matthew and Diana's romance faces a barrage of new threats – from within as much as without."

A Discovery of Witches starts on Friday 8 January at 9pm on Sky One. All episodes will be available to stream on NOWTV.

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