I’ve blogged more than once about the fact that, when I meet with people in the military, they seem to have a purpose and meaning in their lives that I don’t often see in other people. I’m not the only one who figured that out. A very popular young actress in England joined the WRENS for precisely that reason:
Ten years ago, she was one of the hottest properties in British acting after making her screen debut opposite Ray Winstone.
Later success inspired the band McFly to write a song about her and in 2006 she made the big move to Hollywood
But now Emily Corrie has decided that her future lies on the ocean wave: as a Royal Navy sailor.
Miss Corrie, best known as a rebellious teenager in the Channel 4 drama As If, says she made the switch because she was disillusioned with acting.
‘To be an actress in LA is demoralising,’ said Miss Corrie, who is engaged to a sailor.
‘It brought about the realisation that I didn’t want to be in the industry any more.
‘Glamorous as the film industry is, it can be boring and you can become lazy waiting around.
‘I never wanted to be a leading lady and decided I just wanted a normal life. The Royal Navy seemed the obvious choice for me.