My upbringing has always been quite equal in terms of cultural influences. But it's unlikely that anything could prepare you for a job that involves belting out Proclaimers songs on camera, in Edinburgh and in public.
I've felt the pressure of wanting to be known as a young actress rather than just Alisha from 'Misfits'.
It's great to express yourself and tell other people's stories and get into the minds of people who aren't like you.
My father was a classical singer of baroque music, and my older sister was in musical theatre, and I thought about doing the same thing but then realised straight acting was for me.
A good cup of Earl Grey tea - you can't beat it.