IN PROFILE: Adelayo Adedayo goes clean and classic

February 6th, 2013

This Dagenham girl is making a beeline for bold, challenging roles – not bad for someone who only picked up acting when she was 17 and runs her own style blog. Pretty impressive for someone who’s playing the lead in BBC’s Some Girls, one of the funniest teen dramas around. In an exclusive video and shoot for Wonderland, we find out what makes her tick.

Adelayo Adedayo (Image: Jessie Craig)

Where’s home to you? On my bedroom floor in Dagenham, reading a good book and eating strawberry laces.

Favourite London hang-out. Spitalfields and The Breakfast Club.

First record you bought. The first cassettes I bought were the Spice Girls’ ‘If You Wanna Be My Lover’ and Peter Andre’s ‘Mysterious Girl’.

Were you an indie kid, emo, goth or rock fan as a teenager? I got along with everyone really, didn’t really have a group!

Biggest fear. Spiders and really small spaces, which I discovered the other day when I was in a one person elevator!

Favourite actress. Kerry Washington in Scandal is amazing and Meryl Streep for obvious reasons, but there are so many for certain things they’ve done.

Describe your childhood crush. I was like five or something and there was a boy in my class and he had a really cute triangular shaped head. We were really young and I would give him my rubber…

Yourself in three words. Trouble (in a good way), weird, fun.

Adelayo Adedayo (Image: Jessie Craig)

Check out Adelayo’s blog, Only Child Syndrome, here. She tweets from @adelayoadedayo.

Lily James

Photographer Jessie Craig
Fashion Editor Francesca Turner
Words Zing Tsjeng
Make-up Carol Brown at DW Management using KIEHL’S
Hair Elliot Bssila at DW Management for Rossano Ferretti using KIEHL’S
Adelayo Adedayo wears dress and denim jacket by CHANEL, tweed skirt with lace insert by SIMONE ROCHA