My Almost Famous Family: Dominique Moore is Aretha

In the BBC documentary Paddington Green, a little girl sang and danced her heart out to win the one and only scholarship to Sylvia Young Theatre School.

Well, now, Dominique Moore’s all grown up and playing the eldest daughter – and diva – Aretha, in My Almost Famous Family.

“Training at Syvia Young Theatre School was amazing,” she says.

“It was like a dream come true for me. Ever since I was little I always told my mum I would love to act and be on TV. I worked really hard, though, as I was the only one there on a scholarship and everyone else was paying to go. I felt I had to prove I deserved to be there.”

Did Dominique have any famous classmates?

“Loads. Vanessa from The Saturdays, Louisa Lytton, Tom from McFly, Amy Winehouse..,” she reveals. “But to me they’re just my school friends.”

What does Dominique think of her character, Aretha?

“She is one of the most ambitious teenagers you’ll ever meet,” she says. “Aretha’s decided she’s going to be a massive singer and performer, like a mini-Beyoncé. She’s a diva and nothing will get in her way.”

There is, however, one similarity between Dominique and Aretha. “Aretha’s very determined, which is very much like me – if I say I’m going to do something, I’ll do it,” reveals Dominique.

“When I was 18, I told my mum I was going to start my own business. So I went on loads of business courses, joined the Prince’s Trust, who helped me out loads, and started my own clothing line. Now I’ve got a website and celebrities wear my designs.”

What’s been Dominique’s favourite storyline?

“There’s so many. I did like the one where Aretha decides to do the advert without telling her family,” she explains. “I’m really interested to see how it comes out as I’m literally dressed as a Dalmatian in a nappy. It was very embarrassing!”

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