Award-winning actress and designer Pia Tjelta (44) appeared earlier this year in the Viaplay series Made in Oslo, where she plays fertility doctor Ellen Mereti Moen who is particularly struggling to conceive.
For the observant reader, Bea herself has a connection to the character’s name, as Meriti is her middle name.
This little curiosity was bound to happen K We hear more about that when we caught up with Pia Tjelta in connection with the TV series’ press launch in April.
– We prefer to let it pass silently, but it is in the passport, that is! Pia said while laughing to KK at that time.
The mother has the same name
On very few occasions, the Tjelta family uses the name combination when contacting the 44-year-old.
– The family never called me that, but my mother only used it when she yelled at me; “Pia Meriti, now you come!” Tjelta imitated the pronunciation of the Stavanger dialect.
– What is the reason for you having this additional name?
– My mother has the same name as the other first names. Her name is Tun Meriti Tjelta. I think it’s common in Western Norway to “move it”!
– It wasn’t planned
We had to ask series creator Katherine Fallen Zinner if there was some kind of hidden homage to Bea’s middle name, which is why she gave the character the same name.
-I had no idea she had that name in addition to Bea, when she named the character that. It wasn’t planned. But there are a lot of supernatural things here! “Series creator Katherine said and laughed.
This case was first published in K. no
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