Cathy 'intimidating' for Scodelario
Published 11/11/2011 | 11:26
Kaya Scodelario has revealed she initially found the role of Cathy Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights "intimidating".
The Skins star had no formal acting experience or training but was picked by Andrea Arnold to take the female lead in the big-screen adaptation of Emily Bronte's 1847 novel, which is in cinemas now.
"I wouldn't call it a dream role, because I've never really read the story or seen any other adaptations so I didn't know much about it," she said.
"It was a very intimidating role because there was a lot of pressure obviously - a lot of people know her so she's very iconic - but it turned into a dream role because it has opened a lot of doors for me," she admitted.
Kaya said the role has made her feel more confident.
"It has taught me a lot about myself, how I shouldn't think that a certain project isn't right for me, I should be a lot more open and believe in myself a bit more that I can do these sorts of things," she continued.
"I always thought that period drama had to be for a 26-year-old who had been to drama school and looked very perfect and very English and I never thought I was that. It has taught me that there are directors out there who will have trust in you if you've not done a big film before and they will let you learn and get on with it. It has been a good experience because of that."