British babe Emily Berrington has made appearances in "The White Queen," "The Inbetweeners 2" and "24: Live Another Day," but it's her turn in AMC's "Humans" that's gotten our attention. She plays a robot, who (at least in the first episode) was working as a prostitute. She's got quite the interesting story, too.
Originally, Emily Berrington wanted to pursue a career in English politics, and actually worked at the House of Commons for Labour Party MP Siobhan McDonagh. She found politics, however, "terrifying, very masculine and not particularly encouraging to young blonde women" and thought if "this is a tough industry, can an acting career be any more intimidating?" Lucky for us all, she won a spot in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and graduated in 2012.
For her role in "24: Live Another Day," her character was only supposed to appear in two episodes, but producers liked her enough that it was expanded to seven. As for the physicality involved in "24: Live Another Day," she said, "I've never done action before and I've never had to be so physically fit for a role, which is tricky considering how much delicious food there always is on set. Luckily most days filming for me have involved a bit of a work out, too."
Emily Berrington went red for "24: Live Another Day," and said, "It was strange: I have been blonde my entire life and then to suddenly have a complete change was terrifying. But actually I really loved being a redhead. It was wonderful – and sometimes funny – to see how people’s perception of you changes and your own perception of who you are alters. I felt much more classy and grown-up and I no longer suited my blonde clothes so I had to have a totally different wardrobe."
But Emily Berrington wasn't always so self-assured. She described herself growing up as: "You are a hormonal muddle in your school uniform sitting in double science looking at a boy who you know will never notice you. That was definitely me; I was so shy at school. I was not a queen bee, ever…"
A bit of trivia: her first crush was Zack from “Saved by the Bell.” Fellas, Emily Berrington is dating, but as yet, isn't married. So there's still time! She currently resides in London, England.