Sheridan Smith shaves head for new role

Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith has shaved her head and eyebrows to portray her late friend Lisa Lynch - who passed away from cancer last year - in the upcoming drama 'The C-Word'.

Sheridan Smith has shaved her head and eyebrows for her latest role.

The 33-year-old actress took the plunge for her part in 'The C-Word', in which she portrays her late friend, terminal cancer-sufferer Lisa Lynch, who penned the eponymous book on which the show is based.

The new drama will air on BBC One later this year and was described by Sheridan as "bittersweet", as Lisa won't get to see the final result.

The 'Mrs. Biggs' star - who appeared on ITV's 'This Morning' sporting a long blonde wig earlier today (15.09.14) - admitted: "I'm wearing a wig... A friend of mine passed away last year from cancer and she used to write a blog and she wrote a book called 'The C-Word' and we've been trying to get it made for years.

"We've finally got it made. It's kind of bittersweet. We wanted her to be involved but we've done it in her memory. So yeah I shaved my head and my eyebrows.

"That will be on at the end of the year on BBC One."

Meanwhile, Sheridan 's latest offering, the TV mini-series 'Cilla'- in which she plays legendary entertainer Cilla Black - will premiere on BBC One tonight (15.09.14).

The actress previously admitted she was nervous about taking on the role but revealed wearing false teeth, similar to Cilla's own, helped to perfect her iconic Liverpudlian accent.

Sheridan said: "It was pressure but just an honour to play her because I'm a huge fan of hers.

"I just had to whack my teeth in and I was away. I had it easy. The voice was the hard part.

"They [the fake teeth] change the shape of your mouth so they really helped with the accent and the, 'Thurr [there] and curr [care]', you know the way that she speaks from the mouth, so the teeth really helped."


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