Jamie Lomas' US dream
Jamie Lomas is adamant he'll make it in Hollywood one day and he won't give up until he achieves his dream
Hollyoaks' Jamie Lomas is adamant he'll make it in Hollywood - despite his failed attempt three years ago.
The 40-year-old actor jetted across the pond in 2012 to try and launch a career stateside - but returned just a year later - and, although he didn't manage to get anything off the ground at the time, he's convinced he won't stop working towards his dream until he's landed a role in a popular movie franchise.
Speaking to HELLO! magazine, he explained: "Los Angeles is a massive draw for me. Acting is something that drives me and I won't stop until I achieve my goals. Hollywood might not be every actor's dream, but it certainly is mine."
Meanwhile, America wasn't a total waste of time as the former 'EastEnders' star - who was known for playing bad boy alcoholic Jake Stone - did learn how to de-stress.
He said: "I've learnt a lot about myself going over to LA and being there alone. I am very spiritual and learnt about chanting and meditation. Meditation does completely change you. It helped relieve me of a lot of stress and angst and made me calmer.
"I used to be stressed all the time and that doesn't get you anywhere in life. Everyone has got a story and everybody is going through their own turmoil and challenges.
"I feel that over the past few years I have a better way of thinking and have started to become a better person."