Smith: I feel like I'm blagging it

Sheridan Smith said her scripts are likely to be covered in

Sheridan Smith said her scripts are likely to be covered in "coffee stains and fag burns"

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Sheridan Smith may be a critically acclaimed actress, but she feels like she is "totally blagging it through life".

The star, who won a Bafta for her performance as Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs's wife, said while her "formally trained" co-stars will have scripts covered in writing, hers will be covered in "coffee stains and fag burns".

Smith said she has acquired self-doubt as she has become more successful.

Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine, she said: "It's just to do with my ability. When I'm working alongside someone like Dame Maggie Smith I can't help thinking, 'I don't deserve to be here'."

She added: "I spend most of the time feeling like I'm totally blagging it through life."

Smith also joked it is unlikely that she will go off to Hollywood to become a "juice-drinking jogger".

The actress is starring as Cilla Black in Cilla, an ITV drama series exploring the rise to fame of the Liverpudlian star.


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