Sheridan Smith in tears over new role
‘No Return' star Sheridan Smith cried over her new role now she’s a mum herself.
The 40-year-old actress admitted her latest part is her toughest one yet after becoming a mother of one.
The four-part ITV drama follows the story of a family holiday abroad in Turkey turning into a holiday from hell when her character Kathy's 16-year-old son is accused of sexual assault.
The former ‘Two Pints of Larger and a Packet of Crisps’ star - who welcomed her son Billy in May 2020 with ex-fiancé Jamie Horn - told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Playing roles before I had Billy to playing ones now I’ve had him, is totally different.
“People had said you can’t understand the protectiveness and the overwhelming fear when you have a child and, he’s not even two yet, but I feel it. I hope it will resonate with the audience, they’ll be feeling all the angst as well. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. I love playing protective mums like that. Kathy is a lioness.
“I’ve never been to a read-through like the one for this. It was so powerful. I mean, I cried all the way through."
Sheridan was so taken in by the script that she read through the entire four episodes back-to-back without stopping.
She added: “I read it and was gripped - I had to know what happened. It gave me that jelly belly feeling of ‘what would you do in that situation?’ They’re just ordinary people in an extraordinary situation and Kathy was an amazing lead role.”