Sarah Harding has said she is determined not to be another pop star who fails at acting.
The 27-year-old is making her TV debut in hard-hitting drama Freefall next month.
"I don't want to try too much too soon, I'm taking baby steps," she told the Sun.
She continued: "I'm working my way into acting gradually - I don't want people to think I'm just swanning in there.
"There is a stigma attached to people who go from singing to acting."
The blonde added: "People like to see you as just one thing and find it hard to take if you try something different."
Freefall is a drama concentrating on how the credit crunch is affecting Britain. It airs on BBC2 on July 14 at 9pm.Reuse content