Actress Ambika Mod, 29 years old, is set to play the main protagonist, Emma Morley, in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of the novel One Day.

Despite her background, Mod has observed a lack of ethnic minority actors assuming prominent roles in western productions. 

Both actors have experience in stand-up comedy, with Mod having previously starred as Shruti in the BBC series This Is Going To Hurt. 

Woodall, who portrayed Jack in The White Lotus, praised Mod's portrayal of Dexter, a character with a privileged upbringing and adversities. 

Mod has dedicated herself to crafting a comprehensive background for Emma, including her origins, educational background, and other details. 

The series delves into the romantic relationship between Dex (Leo Woodall) and Emma (Ambika Mod), spanning 20 years. 

The Netflix series, skillfully adapted by Nicole Taylor, offers a complete collection of one-day episodes for streaming. 

The series is a testament to the emotional depth of love, with the ensemble featuring Eleanor Tomlinson, Joely Richardson, and Toby Stephens.