Hollyoaks’ Tamara Wall says talons are great for ‘scratching eyes out’ and getting into character

Hollyoaks star Tamara Wall has revealed Grace Black’s long false nails help her get into character.

The soap villain – daughter of dead gangster Fraser Black – arrived in the Channel 4 soap last November and her enormous claw-like nails have become part of her signature look.

Tamara told Inside Soap magazine: “They’re acrylic, so they’re on all the time. It took a while to get used to them, but now I feel naked without them.

“I think it’s Grace’s trademark – she brightens up the black outfits with her nails. And they’re good for scratching eyes out.”

Since she arrived in Hollyoaks, Grace has been in plenty of cat-fights, but Tamara insisted fans aren’t intimidated by her in real life.

She said: “People always say I’m much nicer in real life, to which I reply, ‘I hope so!’

“I don’t think I’m scary at all. When I walk around Liverpool, there’s always someone who wants a picture. But the fans are so lovely. I’ve never had any abuse.”