Nathalie Emmanuel reveals she was 'struggling financially' and nearly gave up acting before GOT

Prior to GOT, Nathalie's most prominent role was Sasha Valentine in Hollyoaks for 4 years. She left in 2010.
Nathalie struggled to find any acting work and ended up finding a job in retail. She hated that job.
She nearly didn't audition for her part in GOT, because she was struggling so much making money as an actress.
Nathalie was planning on going back to school before she landed the life-changing part.
With her new in GOT, she wasn't sure about her future in the industry.
She was about to return to her job in retail before her mum pushed her to quit.