Emma Rigby is living the dream.
She may have made her name in Hollyoaks but it’s Hollywood that Emma Rigby has set her sights on.
The 24-year-old Lancashire beauty played Hannah Ashworth in the Channel 4 soap for three years. She quit in 2010 to pursue other projects and now has her first starring role in a movie.
Like a cross between The Inbetweeners and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Plastic tells the partially true story of four students putting themselves through university by committing credit card fraud.
Living the high life off their ill-gotten gains, the four eventually steal from someone they wish they hadn’t, a terrifying character named Marcel, who gives them two weeks to come up with
£2 million to make good his earlier losses.
Desperate to pay off the debt, the boys manipulate the beautiful Frankie (Rigby), who works in the offices of one of the world’s biggest credit card companies to help them get the card details of their richest clients.
“I was really interested in it being based on a true story,” says Emma. “I also liked the aspect of it being a heist and that the cast were really young.”
Plastic, which also stars Ed Speleers (Jimmy in Downton Abbey) and Bafta Rising Star winner Will Poulter, is at cinemas now.
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