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I spoke to friends that have panic attacks, and I spoke to a doctor who has panic attacks, himself. I also did a bit of research into them. It seemed like everyone’s version of a panic attack had slightly different physical things. So, I decided to choose my own physical things.

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WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF AS AN ACTRESS THROUGH PLAYING THAT ROLE?

Playing Lucrezia was great because I got to develop her from a 13-year-old to a young woman over the seasons. I felt very in control of her, and I felt like I grew up with her in a way. When I started, it was my first long job away from home. It’s almost like going to university. I don’t know how much I learned as an actress, but I definitely grew in confidence. Sometimes life imitates art with confidence; when I’m playing a character who is very self-assured, I become more self-assured myself because I have to bring it. I was the only young girl in a hugely male-dominated cast and crew, and I think when you have important men around you all the time, you do need to learn how to assert yourself without being the “pretty little girl”.

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Happy Birthday, Ellie May Darcey-Alden! (4 September 1999)

“[My mum] told me [I won the part of Young Lily Evans] after school that day and I screamed, like I straight up screamed, then I cried. It’s not something you expect; it’s something you create [in your mind]. It’s one of those things you go, ‘Oh gosh, I wish I could do this. Like, how can I be able to do this?‘ And it’s, like, one of my dreams [to be in Harry Potter], something that sits in the back of your head. And then, when it actually happens, it’s really surreal.” (x)