Sarah Harding isn't letting the criticism get her down, telling This Morning that it only makes her more positive
Talking to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on This Morning, she said that rather than dwelling on criticism, she brushes it off and moves on.
‘I try not to pay any attention,’ she said. ‘If you’re going in [to a soap] as a known face you’re always going to get slack. If anything, I channel that into a positive energy and it makes me more determined.’ Preach, Sarah!
She has no regrets about appearing on Corrie either, and puts those rumours of being axed to bed, saying she was only every meant to appear in four episodes as Joni Preston.
‘I enjoyed it, it’s off my bucket list now. It’s my favourite soap,’ she said. ‘I was only ever asked to do four episodes.’
There might have been plenty of mean words about her appearance on Twitter, but she insisted the cast were ‘lovely to me.’ When Eamonn asked if she’d been ‘burnt’ from her soap appearance, she admitted that soaps are ‘a lot harder because it’s such a quick turnaround.’
But we haven’t seen the last of Sarah on our screens – she certainly didn’t seem put off acting for good, although soaps might be off the cards. When Eamonn quizzed her about acting in the future, she said: “I think I’ll stick to films!’
She also spilled the beans on her new single Threads, which she wrote herself, along with the rest of her EP, which will be out this year.
‘I thought everything I’d done sounded dated, and I wanted to get back to my rock chick roots,’ she said. She also said she has lots to write about thanks to her ‘colourful life’ – wonder if a song about her time on Corrie might make it onto the album?
Watch Sarah talking about her solo career below.