As the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends comes to UK screens, Faber Members put their questions to the cast of the show:
Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. A student in Dublin and an aspiring writer, at night she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are interviewed and then befriended by Melissa, a well-known journalist who is married to Nick, an actor, they enter a world of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence, beginning a complex ménage-à-quatre.
But when Frances and Nick get unexpectedly closer, the sharply witty and emotion-averse Frances is forced to honestly confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time.
About the TV series
Conversations with Friends is a major, twelve-part BBC Three series starring Alison Oliver (Frances), Sasha Lane (Bobbi), Joe Alwyn (Nick) and Jemima Kirke (Melissa).
It was produced by the same team that created 2020’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s second novel, Normal People, which brought in record audiences on BBC iPlayer and RTÉ Player in the Republic of Ireland.