Smith feared it would harm her unborn child but learnt during while filming her documentary that mental health medication can often be taken by expectant mothers.
The 'Gavin & Stacey' star revealed she tried to quit her anxiety medication and was rushed to A&E after suffering seizures.
The actor said she 'jumped at the chance' to be a part of the series, which also stars Angela Griffin, David Threlfall and Robert Glenister.
The West End veteran has been dropping some not-so-subtle hints for the last few weeks.
'Funny Girl' star Sheridan Smith returned to Instagram to pay tribute to her father, who died in 2016.
There’s no business like showbiz but it can be a tough calling, as Sheridan Smith has discovered. There aren’t many careers out there that would demand you to pile on the pounds and then ditch them again on a whim and the 35-year-old actress has admitted that she is struggling to lose weight after she “bulked up” last year for her lead role in ‘Moorside’. The star wanted to make her portrayal of Karen Matthews’ best friend Julie in the BBC drama, which is based on the shocking disappearance of Shannon Matthews in 2008, as real as possible so agreed to pile on the pounds in time for filming last year, but has admitted she’s finding it really tough to beat the bulge and she still has “a load” to lose.
Poor old Sarah Harding was widely panned by the tabloids after being hauled off stage right in the middle of Ghost’s most iconic scene this week. But she’s not the only celebrity who’s had a spot of bother while treading the boards. From mobile phone meltdowns to heckling thespians, these are some of the awkward things that can happen when you’re doing things totally live.
The curtains closed on the hit West End show Funny Girl on Saturday night, with Sheridan Smith looking happier than ever as she left London’s Savoy Theatre following her triumphant final performance. The critically-acclaimed actress – who played comic and singer Fanny Brice, famed for tunes Don’t Rain On My Parade and I’m The Greatest Star, in the production – stepped out to an adoring sea of fans after the show. Sheridan, 35, took a leave of absence from her starring role in the musical due to stress and exhaustion in mid-May, returning almost two months later to an overwhelmingly positive reaction from fans in July.
Sheridan Smith’s turbulent run in the West End has been hit by all kinds of problems, but the rave reviews she’s been attracting since returning from a much-publicised two month break must’ve provided some consolation. As the production enters its final few weeks, insiders say it looks increasingly unlikely that the former Gavin and Stacey star will be able to rekindle the role of Fanny Brice on Broadway – because she’s just not famous enough.
Sheridan Smith is set to miss her planned return date to star in the hit show Funny Girl – prompting fresh fears over the status of her health.
Sheridan Smith’s wellbeing has been a cause for concern for the last few months but it all came to a head at the BAFTAs earlier this month, with the actress eventually pulling out of her starring West End role in ‘Funny Girl’ for the foreseeable future. It has now been reported that Sheridan collapsed at lavish Champneys Health spa during her break from the show. According to reports, two ambulances were called to the luxury retreat after concerned staff realised that Sheridan was seriously ill.
Ricci Guarnaccio - best known for being Vicky Pattinson’s ex - has piped up about his fling with troubled actress Sheridan Smith.
Sheridan Smith’s understudy has opened up about taking on her role in Funny Girl after the actress quit citing “stress and exhaustion”. Natasha Barnes, 26, was drafted in to play the main role for which she had been preparing when Smith dropped out of the West End musical after three nights of no-shows in a row. Barnes, below, refused to discuss the nature of Smith’s problems in an interview with today’s Daily Telegraph, but she revealed: “I miss her and worry about her and I hope that she’s all right.
Pixie Lott has defended Sheridan Smith for her decision to take a month off from her Funny Girl theatre production. The singer-turned-actress, below, on her own short hiatus from Breakfast At Tiffany’s in which she starred as Holly Golightly, has sympathised with her fellow thespian and suggested she would do the same if someone in her family was ill. Sheridan’s understudy Natasha J Barnes will be replacing the actress in the role of Fanny Brice, as she has done for the last three performances that Sheridan missed last week.