By now pretty much the rest of Europe has been digesting the final ever episode of The Bridge, which aired in most European countries on Sunday night. It must have been an emotional moment for so many viewers – but of course, we here in the UK wouldn’t know because the fourth series has been kept from us by the BBC. We’re hearing that it’ll be ‘the spring’ when The Bridge finally makes its way over to these shores, but in the meantime, it’s goodbyes all round, not least from the star of the show herself – Sofia Helin.
Helin posted an emotional message on her Instagram feed, saying goodbye to Saga.
It must be quite a thing to inhabit a character for so long, and for that character to be so universally loved across the world. At once the job of a lifetime, and perhaps a bit of a curse – where do you go from there? Will people always see you as Saga?
In an interview with Expressen (I’m not going to post a link because there are major spoilers on that site), she expanded on her feelings:
It’s a little tricky because I’ll soon launch the series in England, so it does not feel like the series is going to end up being broadcast. On the other hand, it’s a journey that’s really going to an end and I agree with it because I’m happy with the end. Therefore, it feels positive.
So the British launch is going to be soon. Let’s hope so, then we can all finally say goodbye to Saga Norén.
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