Sarah Harding has revealed she loved shooting her "gritty" role in BBC Two drama Freefall.
The Girls Aloud star said she wanted to play hairdresser Sam because it was something different.
"I really enjoyed doing it, one of the main reasons I wanted to do Freefall was that it's a complete contrast to what people see of me from being in the band - it's a gritty role and a gritty film," she said.
And Sarah is keen to flex her acting muscles again.
"Freefall showcases what I can do, and for (director) Dominic Savage to have faith in me must mean something!" she gushed.
"Singing was always my main ambition, but acting was something else I wanted to achieve. I hope my acting career will go from strength to strength and I'd love to work with Dominic again."
Freefall airs on July 14 on BBC Two.