Cilla mu­si­cal lead met star as child

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THE actress cast as Cilla Black in a new mu­si­cal about her life says she was of­fered words of wis­dom from the late star as a young­ster.

New­comer Kara Lily Hay­worth landed the role over thou­sands of other hope­fuls af­ter en­ter­ing open au­di­tions.

She said: “When I was 11, I was shop­ping with my mum and bumped into Cilla and asked her for an au­to­graph.

“I told her I wanted to be an actress – she laughed and said, ‘It’s a tough in­dus­try, but if you re­ally work hard and go for it, you’ll be just fine’.

“To be cho­sen to play her is such an hon­our.” opens at the Liver­pool Em­pire on Septem­ber 7.

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