Sharp: I'm happy to play a gran
Lesley Sharp has insisted she has no problem playing a grandmother at 48.
The Scott And Bailey actress - who plays a grandmother in comedy Starlings - confessed the Radio Times she used to worry about her looks, but she has learned to embrace the ageing process.
Lesley said: "I'm certainly old enough to be a grandmother. I think it's interesting that it should be an issue, that being seen as a grandmother should be terrifying to women."
The actress added: "Over the years I've had such issues with the way I look.
"There comes a point where you just have to get on with what you've got. We can't all have faces like Elizabeth Taylor or Angelina Jolie.
"But as you get older I think you just go, 'Actually it's fine'."
And Lesley is no fan of cosmetic surgery.
She said: "Those people with puffy cheeks and crazy eyebrows under their hairline - it's become a look in itself hasn't it?
"And actually it doesn't do what it says on the tin. It takes away a few lines on your forehead, but you still don't look young. It's another version of ageing."