The film, co-starring James Howson, Solomon Glave and Shannon Beer, presents a more earthy, modern take on the costumed drama as Arnold treats Emily Brontë with the same kind of urgent camerawork as her critically-acclaimed Fish Tank.
Digital Spy caught up with Kaya to discuss making the leap from TV to movies, getting to grips with the Yorkshire accent and bonding with her younger Catherine Earnshaw counterpart Beer.
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Wuthering Heights opens in UK cinemas on November 11.