Leigh-Anne Pinnock has confessed she has developed an ‘acting bug’ now since starring in festive film Boxing Day – but she has vowed she won’t be turning her back on Little Mix rumours
The singer has insisted she won’t be leaving bandmates Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall behind any time soon, as she described singing as her “number one passion”.
However, the pop star confessed she does have a new love for acting and is looking forward to “nurturing it”.
She appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain alongside Boxing Day movie director Aml Ameen to discuss her upcoming acting debut, but reassured Little Mix fans she wasn’t turning her back on the band for good.
Pouring cold water on the rumours, she vowed she wouldn’t be leaving the girl band as she said: “Definitely not. Singing is my number one passion but I do feel like I’ve got the acting bug now.
“I loved it and I loved every second. But I uncovered a talent that I didn’t really know I had so I’m just excited to keep nurturing it and see where else this takes me.”
The girl group have been subjected to multiple questions about them breaking up to pursue solo careers.
Jade recently denied the claims, as she said Little Mix will “always be there” and they are good at balancing their personal business endeavours as well as their work with the girl group.
“I think no matter what happens, Little Mix will always be there. I think the past couple years, we have started to delve into doing our own little things. That’s been really beautiful to see,” she said.
“I think initially in the first few years, all of us were terrified at the thought of doing something for yourself. One, because you just get so used to having each other and two, you know what the press are like, the minute one person does something they say, ‘Oh, what’s happening?’ So for such a long time we were all quite scared of any of us doing anything individually.”
She added: “But then when we started to do it, we said ‘Oh, this is really lovely actually’ because as an individual you’re then getting the opportunity to show the public a bit more about yourself and what you’re actually passionate about.”
She described how they all want each other to “win” and will support each other, both as a group and as individuals.
She also opened up about how they have all “really managed to get that balance right” in the past year.