Kara Tointon 'empowered' by sister

Kara Tointon has revealed that her sister, Hannah, has made her feel "empowered" and has taught her to handle rejection from acting roles better

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Kara Tointon

Kara Tointon

Kara Tointon was "empowered" by her sister.

The 'EastEnders' star has admitted that fellow actress, Hannah Tointon, inspired her to take rejection from acting roles better.

She said: "It was with acting that I found my comfort zone. At first, it was heartbreaking if I went to an audition and I didn't get a part, but I got used to rejection and I just hoped that if I was right for a role I would get it - I was only 22 when I got the part in 'EastEnders'.

"But the difference between me and Hannah is she's far more direct; she knows what she will and won't do, whereas I fluster a bit. She has her own vision and she won't falter from it. She's actually taught me to be more like that too, and it's quite empowering."

The 31-year-old actress is starring alongside her sister in 'Mr Selfridge' but revealed that it was initially "weird" joining her on set.

She told The Sunday Times magazine: "Admittedly, at first it was weird seeing Hannah at work, not to mention the giggles we had on the first day of filming, but it was a wonderful experience."

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