Second series and a slot with Wossy for Misfits star Lauren
A YOUNG Derby actress is emulating her older brother's acting success by landing a part in a second series of a popular TV show.
Lauren Socha, 19, appeared on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross to promote teen drama Misfits.
UNLIKELY HEROES: Lauren Socha, of Littleover, centre, with her Misfits co-stars.
Lauren, of Littleover, plays Kelly in the show, which tells the story of a group of youngsters who are struck by lightning and gain superpowers.
Lauren beat thousands of hopefuls for the role. She said: "I still can't believe that it's me, a 19-year-old from Littleover, who is meeting Jonathan Ross."
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She said Ross was very welcoming on his show.
"He was not like you see in news reports about him. The whole experience was amazing. Since getting the role, my whole life has turned around and I have had to grow up fast.
"I remember being outside TJ Hughes, in Westfield, when someone came up to me and asked if I was Kelly from Misfits. It was strange to get used to, being recognised."
Lauren was also in Scummy Man, a short film based on a song by the Arctic Monkeys.
Her brother, Michael, appeared in the film Summer, which starred Robert Carlyle, was written by Matlock-based Hugh Ellis and filmed in and around Bolsover. He was also in Shane Meadows' This Is England.
Last year, they teamed up in The Unloved, directed by Samantha Morton.
On Friday, Lauren featured, along with other members of the Misfits cast, on Jonathan Ross's show.
Commenting on Lauren's accent, Ross said: "I thought in the show you were putting that accent on. One of my questions was how do you do that brilliant chav voice?"
And when he asked her where she was from, she said: "Derby. The Midlands. Up north, mate," which earned a loud cheer from the audience.
The second series of Misfits is due to start filming in May 2010. The first series is available on DVD.