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Holliday left out of boys' club

Holliday Grainger wasn't one of the boys on set of The Riot Club
Holliday Grainger wasn't one of the boys on set of The Riot Club

Holliday Grainger has revealed how the male cast of The Riot Club did not include her on their boy's bonding outings.

The Borgias star appears alongside young British actors Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth and Max Irons in Lone Scherfig's big screen adaptation of the dark drama Posh. The story is centered around an elite Oxford University drinking club, inspired by The Bullingdon Club, of which David Cameron, George Osborne and Boris Johnson were all members.

Douglas revealed at the Toronto International Film Festival: "I'd known a lot of the guys before and those I didn't know, we all got together and hung out, went paint-balling, and dinners out and nights out and really got that bond and chemistry going. I hope that comes across in the movie."

But Holliday revealed: "I didn't go paint-balling. I wasn't really included on a lot of the boys' nights out!"

Her lack of bonding could be down to the antiquated attitudes to women some of the characters in the film have. The film also stars Freddie Fox, Tom Hollander, Jessica Brown Findlay and Natalie Dormer.

Meanwhile, Sam Claflin confessed how much he had enjoyed playing such a terrible person.

He said: "I think I speak on behalf of every human being ever when I say playing bad is good!

"There's something about it, I don't know... it's really enjoyable being nasty. Especially because I don't think I'm that nasty in real life, so having the opportunity to let out my frustrations on a room and brick walls was quite fun."

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