Line Of Duty's Vicky McClure has revealed she was once offered the chance to star in a classic ITV soap.
And, despite struggling to find acting work, she turned it down!
The Nottingham-born actress, 36, told What's On TV that she refused to accept a role on Crossroads.
The ITV soap ran from 1964 to 1988 and brought in a whopping 18 million viewers.
But it was when it returned for a brief stint in 2001 - for two years- that Vicky was offered a role.
She told the magazine: "Back in the day, when I was at Workshop [The Television Workshop in Nottingham] I got offered a part in the Crossroads remake."
The actress, who made a name for herself in the brilliant Shane Meadows series and film This Is England, added: "At the time I was like, 'I'll do anything, but I'm not doing that!'."
Back in the day, when I was at Workshop, I got offered a part in the Crossroads remake.
Despite being outspoken about the lack of opportunities for working class actors, Vicky admits that she felt confident enough to hold out for a big role.
She said: "At a time when I desperately needed work, I'd be up for an audition for something like Footballers' Wives, which people loved and I watched, but I thought, 'It's not me'.
Vicky is about to appear in the C4 drama I Am Nicola.
C4 commissioned a three-part anthology series starring Oscar nominee Samantha Morton, Humans' Gemma Chan and Vicky.
Each hour-long film follows a different woman as they experience "moments that are emotionally raw, thought-provoking and utterly personal".
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