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Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 April 2008, 06:30 GMT 07:30 UK
Skins bring in new cast for series three
Despite the entire cast of E4's teen drama Skins being axed after the end of series two, the only actress being kept on for series three says it'll be good to see some new faces. Tony's younger sister Effy, played by Kaya Scodelario, is the only person who will be returning.

Kaya Scodelario (Effy)

Nicholas Hoult (Tony), Mike Bailey (Sid), April Pearson (Michelle), Hannah Murray (Cassie), Joseph Dempsie (Chris) and Mitch Hewer (Maxxie) have all been ditched.

Kaya Scodelario says it'll take people a while to adjust to a new cast.

She said: "The thing I worry about, you get to know characters and obviously you like them.

I think Effy will make it happy. I think Effy will make it fun. Hopefully she's gonna have loads of drama
Kaya Scodelario on Effy in Skins series three
"But I think it's good to have a fresh start. Cos people do move on, people do leave, you know?

"You have to get used to that in life. So, it's great that they're doing it. It's different as well. It's very different."

She says she's really excited about becoming a major character in series three.

She said: "I'm very nervous as well to see if it works, if I can carry it off. But I'm very excited to work with some new people and see how the show changes."

The final episode of the second series was on telly on Monday night with Chris's funeral and the rest of the gang heading off to university after getting their A-Level results.

The last 13 episodes have featured death, brain damage, teenage pregnancy and stalkers.

April Pearson (Michelle) and Mike Bailey (Sid)
Skins series two featured cameos from Shane Richie and Bill Bailey
Kaya Scodelario says it has been a lot darker second time round.

She said: "It's a big contrast to last year obviously but I think it's good. I think it shows more depth, more storylines.

"And I think it's been interesting to see the difference cos teenagers do grow through that. We have happy times and then we have serious times."

Kaya says the third series will be happier than the second.

She said: "I think Effy will make it happy. I think Effy will make it fun. Hopefully she's gonna have loads of drama.

"I think she's a great character to work with. There's so much you can do with her. So, I can't wait to see what they come up with."

Kaya says she'll definitely keep in touch with her co-stars from series one and two.

She said: "Most of them do live in Bristol. It's a bit of shame but Daniel, one of the writers, and Dev live here in London so I'm sure we'll meet up some time and talk about it."

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