“I’m not a big fan of America. It might be my insecurities but I find it quite daunting.
“Everyone’s gone over there and been a success – Idris Elba, David Harewood – I don’t want to be the one who goes and has to come back, I’ve got bad luck like that.”
The 31-year-old actor revealed he gets recognised a lot by Top Boy fans, and viewers include everyone from the police to gang members, young and old. “That’s one of the things I’ve been proud of – it’s crossed boundaries,” he said.
“If you’re not from this area it’s an eye-opener, and if you are from the area then you know this stuff goes on, probably a bit worse than it is on Top Boy.”
In the past there have been several actors (usually former Eastenders stars ) who have left their lucrative roles and made the mistake of bragging to the world that they are embarking on a Hollywood career and will be flying out to Los Angeles for “meetings”. Then before you know it they are back on British television eating lion’s testicle’s on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here or starring in panto.
If however the opportunity comes up to audition for projects/Hollywood comes knocking then I say go for it Ashley. But no one needs to know anything until you have actually won the role and signed on the dotted line.
That way there will be no public embarrassment if it doesn’t work out.
But Ashley is a decent actor so I don’t see him encountering any major issues if he does decide to pursue roles over there. He should just go for it.
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