Sherrie Hewson reveals her Hollywood dream
Sherrie Hewson wants to crack America.
The 65-year-old star recently walked away from the ITV panel show 'Loose Women' and Sherrie has now admitted it is because she wants to work as an actress in Hollywood.
She shared: "I had a chance to go to Hollywood early in my career but I turned it down and I always wondered whether I'd done the right thing.
"I have a friend who's a casting director in LA and he sent me an email saying I'd be perfect for work over there now.
"He said they love British actresses who are older as we can still move our faces.
"Acting has always been my passion and I take it really seriously, so I think it's time for me to go back to that full time.
"I look at people like Betty White from 'The Golden Girls', still working at 94. She's still out there, she's proof we can all do it.
"How exciting is that at my age to think I could still be having a Hollywood adventure?"
Sherrie has been planning to make the switch to the US for many years, but only decided to make the announcement because she finally "felt safe to go".
She told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "Over the years I'd thought, 'I wonder if it's time to go now...' and it wasn't. Instinctively, I stayed. And instinctively, I've left now because it felt safe to.
"With all the things that had happened to me, I kind of let the acting go a bit. 'Loose Women' became my life. That wasn't good because what I am is an actress, that's what I do for a living - and I'd let it slip through my fingers. That disturbed me a lot."
Meanwhile, Sherrie also revealed she loved working on 'Loose Women' because it helped her to deal with her everyday struggles.
She explained: "It saved me from dreadful things - I had those girls there I could turn to, they've always stood by me and cared.
"It's very hard to leave a family who've always been there for you. It's like your own family isn't it?
"Because I've been through such awful times with my marriage break-up, I lost all my hair so I had to wear wigs on the show. It was horrible, I felt ugly and dreadful and they got me through that.
"Then I discovered that through no fault of my own I had to declare bankruptcy. I had to get through that, and it went on really.
"I wasn't in a very good place, but the show helped me through."