I was a kid, and I remember my mother singing. She was also a radio soap opera actress, but my mother sang.
Dumb luck brought on the move from business to acting. I had moved to New York when I was 23, in the year 2000. On a lark, I went to audition for a soap opera. I thought, 'Hey, this will be a really fun story to tell my grandkids one day, that I auditioned for a soap!'
Shameless self-publicity works, of course: living your life as a soap opera.
Soap opera seems to be a dirty word, but actually they are the most popular shows we have.
I never learned music. I'm quite uneducated, and usually I sat in front of the TV, with soap operas on, in England. It was very inspiring for me, I'd done all this traveling around, I came back living with my parents, everyone around me was like they're living in a soap opera.