Emma battled with serious reactions what lead to the threat of terrifying asthma attacks, steroid injections and trips to the hospital never far from her mind.
During a interview what she did back in 2002 with the Telegraph Emma talked about her health battles and she confessed that she could never touch a animal due to the reactions she would get.
“I had to dash up to wardrobe, I had to leave. I was itching, wheezy. My voice was husky the next day – from being in here for a few minutes – and I looked horrendous.
“So the poor cat had to go – it was either the actress or the cat. What a diva I am!” she said at the time.