News | Entertainment
28 Feb 2021 17:00
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Emma Corrin's parents wouldn't let her quit school to become an actress

    The 'Crown' star has revealed that her family were keen for her to get a "degree under her belt" before she fully focused on her acting, even though she wanted to leave when she was 16

    Speaking about her first experience with acting, she said: "I don’t remember the decision to be an actor. It was just … a very stark interest. I wrote a lot as a child. I had an insane imagination. I spent a lot of time outside, creating worlds; I put on a lot of plays.

    "But I was 16 before I started thinking about it seriously. I had to say to my family: this is what I want to do. I wanted to quit school, and get an agent. My parents wouldn’t let me. They wanted me to have another option, to get a degree under my belt."

    And Emma admits she was rejected from drama school twice so she did end up studying in Cambridge to get a degree, which she described as "the best three years of her life".

    Speaking to The Observer New Review, she shared: "I remember sitting on the bed, having got the letter from Rada. There was a voice in my head that said: right, how badly do I want this? I can’t let this affect me. I need to find a way.

    "I'd heard an interview in which someone said: there’s no one way of doing it; determination and harnessing your creativity are the most important things. So I ended up going to Cambridge – I studied education – and they were the best three years of my life."

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     28 Feb: Golden Globes 2021: When and where to watch, who is hosting, and more
     28 Feb: Queen Elizabeth II says people “ought to think about others” when it comes to receiving the COVID-19 vaccination
     28 Feb: Lady Gaga’s father says her family feels “sick” over the theft of two of the star’s dogs
     28 Feb: Shay Mitchell wants her daughter to have a sibling - but doesn’t want to “go through pregnancy again”
     28 Feb: Kylie Jenner craved bread during her pregnancy
     28 Feb: Lady Gaga is offering a $500,000 reward for the safe return of two of her French bulldogs after thieves shot her dog walker and stole the pooches
     27 Feb: James Van Der Beek’s four-year-old daughter Emilia was rushed to the emergency room after hitting her head on a table
     Top Stories

    The Blues had planned for the situation they now find themselves in More...

    Brits may be famed tea drinkers, but coronavirus is driving Londoners to Australian-style coffee More...

     Today's News

    The Blues had planned for the situation they now find themselves in 16:57

    Golden Globes 2021: When and where to watch, who is hosting, and more 16:27

    Gut wrenching 16:17

    Living & Travel:
    Masterton's mayor is looking on the bright side of a popular event being cancelled today 16:17

    A record-breaking day for the Wellington Firebirds in domestic cricket's Ford Trophy 15:27

    Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen's claimed pole-position for this afternoon's season opening Supercars event at Bathurst 15:07

    Law and Order:
    A 31 year old man has died following a stabbing in Bay of Plenty 14:57

    While there are no new community cases of Covid-19 today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it's too early to get optimistic 14:37

    Law and Order:
    Police in Hawke's Bay will be temporarily carrying guns after a shooting incident at 12:30 this morning 14:07

    Cyclist Anton Cooper is once again the New Zealand elite cross country champion 13:07

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd