The actress, 32, who plays Sienna Blake in Hollyoaks, chats to us about playing bad girl Sienna on Hollyoaks
Hi, Anna! Tell us about what’s going on in Hollyoaks at the moment…
It’s all getting very dark for Warren and Sienna. She knows that he killed Bart and Goldie is trying to convince Sienna to leave Warren. But it’s something that she’d find hard to do.
She loves him. And she’s pregnant with his twins. She wants to give the whole family thing a real go. She’ll find it hard to leave him – and she doesn’t really want to either.
Do you enjoy playing a bad girl like Sienna?
I love it. I’m really not like that in actual life! I like to be nice to people – it’s my worst nightmare being nasty to someone. Sienna’s so rude sometimes and I’d never dream of behaving like that, but it’s fun to act it out onscreen.
Does playing a character who’s pregnant make
you feel broody?
The opposite – I can’t wait to take my fake bump off. It’s so heavy! I share a dressing room with Jennifer Metcalfe and she always says to me: ‘You’re lucky you can take that off – I can’t for nine months!’
Are you close with the rest
of the cast?
Very close. Most people live within a few streets of each other in Sefton Park in Liverpool. There’s always a few of us in the pub and at least three or four of us at a time in Sainsbury’s. It must be like living in Hollyoaks for the other people who live round there.
Have you ever been
hungover on set?
Once, when I first started. It was awful and it taught me a huge lesson – don’t do it! I remember having to retake one scene 17 times in a row. I really get the fear, which is awful when you’re being filmed, so I’ll never be hungover at work now.
Why do you think
Hollyoaks should win
Best British Soap at the British Soap Awards?
The show has something special. And I think we do storylines like the teenage cancer storyline with aplomb.
To vote for all things Hollyoaks at the British Soap Awards 2017, visit britishsoapawards.tv