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'I’m not good at dressing up,’ she says, leaning back on to the cushions of the banquette. It’s just not me – high heels and designer dresses – and I can’t seem to get used to it.’ But I imagine she’s going to have to get used to it, for Kaya Scodelario is just about the hottest actress in Britain.She first appeared on our screens aged 14 as the compulsive, in-yer-face Effy Stonem in Skins.'I knew so many people had done the role before me, but I liked not knowing much about it.’ (Scodelario caused a stir when promoting the film by revealing she hadn’t read the book.) 'I think in the book she and Heathcliff are young, so maybe that’s why it all worked.Maybe you only fall in love that way when you are young. I keep meaning to.’ Her latest film, Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes, is due out later this year. I felt really nervous when I was handling it.’ The mother is played by Jessica Biel, who is married to Justin Timberlake.A host of nay-sayers claimed the young cast of Skins would never make it, but she has barely stopped working since leaving the programme in its fourth series.
When I meet her in the bar later, she’s changed into a very un-trendy blue cagoule, jeans and a pair of scuffed trainers.I think – I hope – we brought that passion of youth with us.’ Has she read the book since? It’s about a motherless girl who becomes attached to the woman next door and ends up baby-sitting for her – only the baby isn’t a baby, it’s a doll. Working with her was, says Scodelario, 'a real eye-opener.'There were all sorts of people within the industry who felt that all of us in Skins wouldn’t be able to escape [our characters].But then I saw Nicholas [Hoult] and Dev [Patel] go on and be really successful and thought maybe I could do that as well.’ What really took her away from Effy was appearing in Wuthering Heights in 2011.
Andrea Arnold’s award-winning adaptation of Emily Brontë’s book used young, relatively unknown actors and focused more on the first half of the book than the second.Scodelario put in a lauded performance as a wild, emotional Cathy Earnshaw.