Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 12 July 2014

Susan Boyle: Elanie should portray me

Susan Boyle would like Elaine C Smith to play her part in her biopic

Susan Boyle would like the actress who plays TV slob Rab C Nesbitt's wife to portray her in a film of her life.

The former Britain's Got Talent star, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise, told the Radio Times she was surprised by the amount of attention she had attracted in the first place.

She said: "A wee lady from Blackburn, West Lothian, walks on stage with a terrible frock, tights that were probably ripped and her hair in a mess. Then, two months later, she's appearing in Harper's Bazaar magazine."

Asked who would play her in a biopic, Boyle plumped for Elaine C Smith, who plays Mary Nesbitt, the long-suffering wife of sozzled, string vest-wearing Rab C Nesbitt.

Boyle said: "She's a very talented actress on Scottish television."

Asked if she had ever considered giving up singing, Boyle said: "Yes, when my mother died, because I was too upset to continue. But she would have wanted me to go on and that's something I promised I would do."

She added: "My guiltiest pleasure while appearing on television was with Piers Morgan. I did say I'd never been kissed but it's official: Piers was my first!"

Boyle also said she would love to duet with Donny Osmond, and would have Nellie the Elephant played at her funeral because: "You've got to leave them laughing."

The full interview appears in the latest issue of the Radio Times.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Cancer:

There's no such thing as an ideal partner. If you're going to fall in love, you have to accept a person's positive and negative qualities. Are you in a toxic relationship? Take a break from this union. Spending time with family can be therapeutic. Your loved ones want the best for you. Many of your relatives have been trying to get you to break up with your partner for a long time. Maybe it's time to heed their advice.More