EW’s Kristen Baldwin chats with Hannah Waddingham about her complex role in ‘Ted Lasso.’
At first glance, Ted Lasso’s Rebecca Welton — the successful new owner AFC Richmond, a premiere UK football team — is aloof, confident, and, as her future best friend Keeley (Juno Temple) says, “an intimidating, very tall woman.”
But as season 1 unfolds, we learn that underneath her poised façade, Rebecca — brought to exquisite life by Emmy nominee Hannah Waddingham — is still reeling from her marriage to AFC Richmond’s former owner, Rupert Mannion (Anthony Head), who really did a number on her self-esteem.
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