From Hollyoaks To Hollywood For Emma Rigby

That Emma Rigby sure knows how to turn heads at a party!

The former Hollyoaks actress turned up to a wrap party for her new film in this layered purple and grey sparkly mini-dress and added a touch of sophistication with her hair pinned up in a beehive.

The 21 year-old has a supporting role in new Brit flick Suicide Kids, a film about a young group of friends who make a suicide pact – but there is a killer among the group.

Although she played quite a depressing role as Hannah Ashworth in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, it is still a shock to see the shy actress play such a gritty movie role.

But film industry buffs have informed Very that Emma’s acting was impressive on set, meaning that her agent has already started receiving calls from America. The film’s not even edited yet and won’t be released until the summer so the young actress must have given it her all!

The future is looking up for Emma after a difficult few months when the tiny soap star was criticised for her drastic weight loss. Now she filled out her dress nicely at the wrap party, looking as though she had enjoyed some of the catering on set of the movie.

Since leaving Hollyoaks early last year, Emma said she has enjoyed taking on new roles and challenges saying: “When you’ve played something for five years it’s so refreshing to have a change and to work with different people”.

She started with a role in West end thriller musical Wolfboy last year and received positive reviews, so there is no doubt that she will shine in her film work.

She stars in the film Suicide Kids with Ashley Walters and N Dubz’ Tulisa Contostavlos – so it’s expected to do well at the box office with stellar British names attached to it.

We’re expecting a big premiere if this wrap party is anything to go by, which means more going out dresses for Emma and Tulisa.

But every girl deserves a stand-out party dress like Emma’s and the Lipsy’s New One shoulder ruffle dress is as gorgeous as the one she wore this week

The Fearne Cotton one shoulder bustier dress also has gorgeous ribbon detail to make sure everyone knows you’re present – quite literally

Or if you’re after a glam bodycon look, check out the new striking and sexy Glam by Caprice pleated mesh bustier dress

Add the finishing sparkle with a cuff like Emma and the statement diamante stretch bracelet

Bring on summer as we want to see if Emma’s as good as we’re told…and there’s nothing like a good old British premiere!

25th January 2011
Written by Zoe Griffin