IT’S the film everyone is calling Scotland’s answer to Derry Girls.

But actress Rona Morison believes that Our Ladies takes audiences on a completely different journey from the hit TV series, although the comparison might be a flattering one.

“I can definitely see the comparisons with Derry Girls, obviously Our Ladies has Catholic schoolgirls as well,” she said.

She continued: “They are both quite different. The Irish and Scots have a very different sense of humour.

“They are similar in many ways but with the Glaswegian sense of humour, everyone just takes the p**s out of each other and no one really gives a s**t.

“The fact it is Scottish takes it into a different place. It is a comedy but it is also about girls that are from a cycle of poverty that they can’t break out.”

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Our Ladies will receive its official Glasgow Film Theatre screening tomorrow before it goes on general cinema release on April 24.

Directed by Michael Caton-Jones, the film is based on the award-winning Alan Warner novel The Sopranos. It follows a group of Scottish schoolgirls on a day trip to Edinburgh to perform in a choir competition.

For the teens from a small town in the Scottish Highlands, it becomes a chance to escape their daily lives and run riot in the big city.

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Rona, who grew up near Glasgow, will play one of the schoolgirls Chell in the film.

“My character is very direct. She uses her sexuality to get the boys. She is also a little bit broken in a way,” the 29-year-old star said.

She added: “It is quite rare to have six female leads in a film.

“The great thing that Michael the director and the writing doesn’t do, it doesn’t make them femme fatales.

“It makes them really strong individual well-rounded characters that have all got their own personalities and don’t apologise for who they are.

“I can really relate to those characters because I grew up with those people.”

London-based Rona started her craft at the Scottish Youth Theatre before she was accepted into the Guildhall School of Music and Drama at 17.

The rising talent has a CV packed with theatre work and has started to move into more screen roles including a role in Solo: A Star Wars Story

“I was quite shy when I was younger. I found drama was a really good way to get out of my shell.

“Now my mum and dad can’t believe I was that shy when I was younger,” she laughed.

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Accepting the role in Our Ladies was an easy decision for Rona who admitted she loved filming in Scotland.

“One of the film locations was in Port Glasgow, it was literally like 10 minutes from my actual family home.

“I just went back at lunchtime to see my mum,” she said with a smile in our voice.

She added: “It is so rare that you get to do a part that is in your own accent, about the place you are from and about the people you grew up with.

“It is such an amazing thing to be part of, it was quite moving in a way you know.

“Scotland is so beautiful to film in and we had such good weather which is rare.”

Another factor that will no doubt make this film stand out is the genuine chemistry between all the lead actresses.

“We were really lucky, we were paid to come a few weeks early and we just got to bond,” Rona said.

She added: “The director felt it was important that the relationship was there before and wasn’t forced in any way.

“We were all staying in apartments in Glasgow and we saw each other all the time.

“We are from really different backgrounds, most of us Scottish and we all got on really well.

“We all felt really proud to be part of something that was female-led.”

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Rona admits she can’t wait for Glasgow Film Festival screening especially since she already has a fan club.

“All my family are going,” she laughed.

She added: “They loved it, they are nothing to do with the acting world at all. They have got really normal jobs.

“But they are so supportive and will be there in full attendance.”