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The Sister's Holly actress teases 'extraordinarily terrible things and the stuff of nightmares' in ghost revenge twist

THE Sister's Holly actress has teased 'extraordinarily terrible things and the stuff of nightmares' in a ghost revenge twist.

Amrita Acharia plays Holly, the wife of Russell Tovey's character Nathan in the spooky new ITV drama.

Holly has no idea that her husband was involved in the disappearance of her beloved sister Elise (Simone Ashley), three years ago.

That secret, and his subsequent deceptions, are about to be exposed, and Amrita wants him – and his odd acquaintance Bob (Bertie Carvel) to get their comeuppance.

She told "I love the consequence of somebody finding out… so I don’t want them to get away with it, I want them to really suffer…

"That’s more interesting to watch, that conflict and the inner conflict.”

Both men are being haunted – sometimes literally – by the ghost of Elise, and Amrita continued: "I just find it fascinating how absolutely ordinary people put into exceptional circumstances can do extraordinarily terrible things.

"Then you go into this whole rabbit hole of, if this happened to me, what would I do?… It’s like OK, someone has hurt my sister, what would I be capable of as a human being?

"How angry could I get, how much – I kind of to an extent really feel like Elise’s character, the character of Elise is almost relatable, because you kind of go, yeah, I feel like I would come back and haunt someone, if they’d done all that to my family.”

The first episode of the drama – written by Luther creator Neil Cross – left many viewers 'sleeping with the light on' or unable to sleep at all.

Taking to Twitter, one wrote: "Eerily gripping stuff #TheSister can’t wait for tomorrow’s episode.. but also I might sleep with the light on! @russelltovey
effortless acting as always!"

Another tweeted: "Well I thought #TheSister was gonna be a classic little @ITV crime drama… 1 hour later I can’t sleep because I’m scared of the ghosties."

A third added: "Might have to sleep with the light on now #TheSister."

The Sister continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.

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