From reality show contestant to viral video sensation to... Hollywood movie star?
Vocal powerhouse Susan Boyle is making the jump to movies as she is set to make her feature film debut in John Stephenson's The Christmas Candle.
"Everyone on set is a delight to work with, and it's a fantastic experience to be part of the team," Boyle told THR. "I'm really enjoying getting dressed in the period costumes and stepping back in time, and although it's very cold filming on location, I'm wearing long johns under my bustle." After her Britain's Got Talent audition, Boyle achieved viral video status from her performance of Les Miserables "I Dreamed a Dream."
The Christmas Candle also stars Hans Matheson (Clash of the Titans), Samantha Barks (Les Miserables) and Lesley Manville (Another Year), and is based on the novella by Max Lucado. Set in 1890, it tells a tale of angels, candles and Christmas wishes.
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