Ashley Walters has revealed he won't be following the stream of British actors trying their luck across the pond.
The former So Solid Crew rapper is now a successful actor, with roles including Top Boy, the hit drama about life in inner-city London which focuses on drug dealing, gangs and murders. But he's happy to stay working in the UK.
Ashley said: "I'm not a big fan of America. It might be my insecurities but I find it quite daunting.
"Everyone's gone over there and been a success - Idris Elba, David Harewood - I don't want to be the one who goes and has to come back, I've got bad luck like that."
The 31-year-old actor revealed he gets recognised a lot by Top Boy fans, and viewers include everyone from the police to gang members, young and old. "That's one of the things I've been proud of - it's crossed boundaries," he said.
"If you're not from this area it's an eye-opener, and if you are from the area then you know this stuff goes on, probably a bit worse than it is on Top Boy."
:: The new series of Top Boy starts on Channel 4 on Tuesday August 20.