She is known for playing Katy Armstrong on Coronation Street.
And Georgia May Foote revealed on Saturday that she was fully qualified to work as a nail technician after completing her training during the lockdown.
The 30-year-old star, who left the soap opera in 2015, wrote a lengthy Instagram explaining the new work to her followers, insisting she didn’t stop acting but just decided to learn something. something new to alleviate his anxiety during the Covid pandemic.
New Skill: Georgia May Foote revealed she is now qualified as a nail technician after training for her qualification during lockdown
She wrote: “Ok so this is a very different article for me, but please…. listen to me. I’ve been an actress for 22 years of my 30-year life and I wouldn’t change a thing in the world. And I never will.
“I recently graduated as a nail technician and I’m very proud of myself for the reason I’m about to explain,
“People ask me if I stop playing, if my job has dried up, if I am skinny. The answer to all of the above is HELL NO.
Best of both worlds: The star, who left the soap opera in 2015, wrote a lengthy Instagram explaining the new job to her followers
She continued, “I just filmed my dream job as Falista on The Outpost, how could I ever turn my back on what I love more than life?
“I will NEVER give up acting, but let me tell you why I am making nails now in my spare time from acting….
“I struggled with anxiety for many years. As an actress, we get a lot of rejection, followed by massive celebrations. Then we ran away, for long stretches of nothing.
“I’ve learned that ‘nothing’ is when my self-esteem drops the most. I lose confidence and I get sad.
Explanation: Georiga insisted she hadn’t stopped playing but just decided to learn something new to help calm her anxiety during the Covid pandemic
“As a creative person who loves to get their nails done, I thought ‘why not spend my days making other people feel good, pushing my artistic side and feeling productive?’
“I have no shame in putting my pride aside to put my sanity first. And no one else should or even feel judged for doing it either.
‘Then yes. I am Georgia May Foote, the actress who is still chasing her dreams. But I’m also Georgia May Foote who does amazing nails and has big plans on the side.
“Most importantly, I’m Georgia May Foote, proud of her accomplishments and proud to help herself when she needs it most.
“Ps. On the funny side, it’s not a huge camel toe in this photo, I crossed my legs and the baggy pants bent in a very unhappy way, ”she signed with humor.
“Why not fill my days with making others feel good?” “: Former soap opera star said she will continue to act alongside her new skill
It comes after the Bury native criticized the television industry last year for not using northern actors in relevant roles.
She said: “Why aren’t Nordic actors being asked to play Nordic roles? Emphasis is really hard if you’re not from around here.
“A neutral accent is something Northerners have always had to do to find work. Now our accent is more popular, why don’t we get the jobs when it’s needed?
North of the border: This comes after the Bury native criticized the TV industry last year for not using northern actors in relevant roles
She was anxious about choosing something to watch on TV when she made the remarks on social media – some thought she was specifically criticizing the new Netflix series White Lines, starring non-Nordic actors Laura Haddock and Laurence Fox , who both play in the series with accents.
“Trying to watch what should be a good show, but completely put off with an accent. I see and hear so much that! she added.
Georgia has also opened up about her mental health issues in the past and said anxiety medication “saved her life.”
The soap star takes citalopram – an antidepressant used to treat depression and panic attacks.
The 29-year-old native of Bury said: “Why aren’t Nordic actors being asked to play Nordic roles? Emphasis is really difficult if you are not from here! [pictured filming The Outpost]
She said: “I’ve been there for over two years now and it probably saved my life.
“I am grateful that there are drugs that can help you when you are having such a hard time motivating yourself to help yourself. Now I understand what is helping me get out of this slowly.
While the former soap opera star admitted she found the side effects “horrible at first”, she thinks it was worth it because of how much it changed her life.
Candide: Georgia has also opened up about her mental health issues in the past and said anxiety medication “saved her life”
Common side effects of Citalopram when you start taking it are: dry mouth, sweating, inability to sleep, drowsiness, and feeling tired or weak.
Georgia explained that while citalopram cures symptoms of some mental health problems, it does not cure the root causes.
She said, “It doesn’t cure anxiety, it doesn’t cure depression. It’s something that helps you think a little clearer, so I found it to be really helpful besides therapy because I could think a little clearer.
“I could sleep at night. He gets rid of that fuzzy feeling.
“But I still have those days, really sore sometimes like I don’t understand how Chris supports me to be honest because I can’t stand myself half the time.”
“It’s really hard and I get rid of it so I feel like sometimes I spend more of these days more often, but yeah, it definitely helped me, it helped me along with the therapy, then I would recommend it if you can. ”
- For more information or help with mental health issues, visit mind.org.uk or call 0300 123 3393
Helpful: While the former soap opera star admitted she found the side effects ‘horrible at first’, she thinks it was worth it because of how much it changed her life