Girls Aloud star to take on Demi Moore character in ‘Ghost’ musical
Former Girls Aloud starlet Sarah Harding is taking the next step in her on-stage career by signing on for the female lead in Bill Kenwright’s new travelling production Ghost: The Musical. The production, which reimagines the ’90s weepy romance classic, will star Hollyoaks‘s Andrew Moss as Harding’s ill-fated lover; the role made famous by the late great Patrick Swayze in the original.
“The film is one of my all-time favourites, so to get the opportunity to play Molly is a huge honour for me and I can’t wait to get started”, said Harding, who will create the film’s iconic pottery scene with Moss live on stage.
It will be the singer-turned-actress’s first acting role since her widely criticised four-episode stint in Coronation Street last year, where she played the estranged wife of Robert Preston (Tristan Gemmill).
“I got so much more criticism because of who I am. You can’t please everyone and Coronation Street is the nation’s best-loved soap”, said Harding of the criticism.
“I didn’t have a Northern accent because they didn’t want one and I think half the problem was it looked like I was playing myself. Maybe I didn’t have enough time to learn but I think I did the character justice.”
Let’s hope the response is a bit more positive when Ghost: The Musical opens at London’s New Wimbledon Theatre on 29 August before going on a UK tour.