In the years since, there have been rumors about an on-set conflict, and Cassavetes revealed that at one point, the show almost Maybe I’m not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set. And Ryan came to me, and there’s 150 people standing in this big scene, and he says, “Nick come here.” And he’s doing a scene with Rachel and he says, “Would you take her out of here and bring in another actress to read off camera with me? Not at all: We went into New Line and they were like, “You can’t do the birds.
Prior to this, Riley had received no training for working in television and had no other experience with the media industry, leading to descriptions of her landing this role as a baptism of fire, given its status as a "jewel in the broadcasting crown", according to one media commentator.
is an English television presenter and mathematician who currently co-presents the Channel 4 daytime puzzle show Countdown, its comedy spin-off 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Sky Sports' Friday Night Football.
A mathematics graduate, her television debut came when she joined Countdown at age 22; with a passion for popularising maths and the sciences she has gone on to co-present The Gadget Show on Channel 5 (2013–14) and It's Not Rocket Science on ITV (2016).
She then studied mathematics at Oriel College, Oxford, gaining an upper second-class honours degree.
During a university vacation, Riley considered a career in the financial sector, and completed an internship at Deutsche Bank in the City of London.