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Amber Riley: Hollywood isn't real

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Amber Riley: Hollywood isn't real

Amber Riley doesn't think Hollywood is "real".

The former 'Glee' actress insists she leads a very "normal" life, despite her fame, and doesn't worry about her success coming to an end so long as she can still pursue her passions in other ways.

She said: "To me, Hollywood is a place where I go to play, it's not real.

"My life is very normal. I always make sure that I leave whatever it is I'm doing at work outside my home.

"It's a privilege to be a part of it, but if it was all over for me, I would just find something else to do, even if it was doing local theatre or gigs.

"Singing, acting and dancing will always be part of my life."

Later this year, the 30-year-old star will appear in a West End production of 'Dreamgirls' and can't believe she's going to be living in London.

She told Britain's HELLO! magazine: "The longest I've been away from home is three months. I put on my vision board that I wanted to live abroad and it happened."

Amber is best known for playing Mercedes Jones in 'Glee' and found adjusting to life without the show "weird".

She explained "All good things must come to an end. But the last week was so sad.

"It was weird because you go from being on set every day and having people telling you what you are doing tomorrow, to having to take control of your life."