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Poldark actress Ciara Charteris on Emma’s will-they-won’t they romance with Sam

Poldark's Emmma Tregirls
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Ciara says part of Emma feels she doesn't deserve Sam

Poldark actress Ciara Charteris says viewers are set to see a “softer side” to her character Emma Tregirls as her and Sam Carne’s will-they-won’t-they romance hots up in this Sunday’s episode.

The unlikely romance between flirty local lass Emma and Demelza’s eldest brother will take a new twist as Sam literally wrestles for her affections.

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And 22-year-old Ciara, who was born in Johannesburg, reveals Emma is deeper than viewers think.

“As fun and outrageous as Emma is, there are lots of layers to her and things that Sam loves about her that maybe the audience has yet to see.

“She’s deeper than we think and there might be a slightly softer side to her.”

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Ciara, who has appeared in Grantchester and Endeavour, adds that there’s a side of Emma that feels she isn’t worthy of Sam’s love.

“Emma’s young and wants to be loved like anybody, but she’s also slightly defensive and scared to completely let go.

“There’s a bit of her that feels she’s slightly less than what Sam deserves but she knows what she wants.

“It’s just whether or not that’s enough. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.”

Poldark continues this Sunday on BBC1 at 9pm.

David Hollingsworth

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