Emma Mackey: ‘You’d have to be a sociopath to want to be a celebrity’

The Sex Education star on the perils of social media, playing Emily Brontë, and her new Disney whodunnit with French and SaundersWhen the trailer came out, it felt really Hollywood, which makes me laugh.

I was like: ‘Ah, Ok.

This is quite a big deal.’” Emma Mackey spent the last few months of 2019 filming Death on the Nile, the second of Kenneth Branagh’s Poirot adaptations.

It’s a big-budget, big-name Disney extravaganza, and for Mackey, who turns 25 on Monday, it marks a first dip into blockbuster waters.“I’d never really had that experience of walking into a studio before, where the sets were all built, and the costumes were tailored to my body, and I had a wig, and it was just … ” She trails off, lost for words.

“I clearly can’t talk about it!” she says, laughing.

“It completely blows my mind, still.” She does an impression of a 1930s ingenue.

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