Former Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote has revealed that she's now a qualified nail technician.
Sharing her achievement to Instagram, the 30-year-old explained that she was not turning her back on acting and that work had not "dried up" for her.
Foote remarked that she found she was "losing confidence" between jobs and wanted to "put [her] mental health first".
"I have been an actress for 22 years of my 30 year life and i wouldn't change it for the world. And i never will 🌟
"I recently qualified as a nail technician 💅🏽 and i am super proud of myself for the reason i am about to explain.
"I have had people asking if i am quitting acting, if my work has dried up, if i am skint. The answer to all of the above is HELL NO 🚫," she wrote.
Foote, who left her role as Katy Armstrong on the ITV soap in 2015, also reflected on her most recent role as Falista in The CW series The Outpost as she stressed she wasn't leaving acting behind.
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"I have just filmed the job of my dreams as Falista on The Outpost, how could i ever ever turn my back on the thing i love more than life? I will NEVER give up acting but let me tell you why i am now doing nails in my downtime from acting....
"I have struggled with anxiety for many years. As an actress we receive a lot of rejection, followed by massive celebrations. Then ran off our feet, to long periods of nothing. I have learnt this 'nothing' is when my self esteem drops the most. I lose confidence and i get bloody sad.
"As a creative person who loves having her nails done, i thought 'why not fill my days making other people feel good, pushing my artistic side and feeling productive?' 👸🏽
"I have no shame to put pride aside to put my mental health first. And neither should anyone else or even feel judged for doing so," she went on.
Foote added she was "proud" of her achievements and for "helping herself when she needs it the most".
Her other post-Corrie projects have included a part in Sky sitcom Trollied and a stint on Strictly Come Dancing in 2015 where she placed as a runner-up.