Molly remembers acting coming naturally to her when she was young. To her, when you’re a kid, you’re always playing and pretending, and this freedom from inhibition is something she has tried to keep hold of as her career progresses.
After spending her teenage years at the Nottingham Actor’s Studio (now the Talent First Organisation), Molly’s breakthrough came when she was cast as the lead in BBC’s mini-series Three Girls. Molly describes feeling relieved when the series, based on the true story of victims of grooming and sexual abuse in Rochdale, was broadcast. After living with the harrowing stories of the victims for so long, it was uplifting for her that the story connected with an audience, and to know that what she felt was shared.
For people who are just starting out, Molly would say to be patient with yourself. She says it can be a strange career, that when everybody else is going to university and moving upwards in their jobs it’s easy to feel a little lost. She would say that’s ok, and that all you need to do is enjoy the moment and look for ways to keep learning.