Piper played Brona Croft (later Lily Frankenstein) on the supernatural drama, which ended in June. The cast also included Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, and Harry Treadaway.
When asked about the show’s abrupt ending, Piper said she was upset:
As actors, it was pretty upsetting too. But I think in a way it sort of worked – everyone’s story got tied up, and no-one was expecting it to be the end. So they sort of won in every way. It was just very sudden. I don’t think I’d be able to keep it together if I shared a scene with Timothy – he makes me laugh so much. The twinkle in that man’s eye is terrifying. He’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. There’s nothing better than seeing him stroll through Dublin in a hoodie – he dresses like a teenager, he really does, and it’s the same outfit all the time. He’s so handsome as well, my mum almost collapsed when she met him.”
She later added that Lily Frankenstein was only a villain in the romantic sense:
I think she’s a romantic villain. I just think she’s a romantic in many ways, and her bad behavior is in the name of revenge.”
What do you think? Did you watch Penny Dreadful? Do you think the show should’ve ended when it did?