Sheridan Smith, the 42-year-old Bafta-winning actress, expressed regret about her tattoos while filming for the TV series The Castaways. Smith, who stars in the Paramount+ thriller, disclosed that she had to cover up her tattoos with waterproof makeup for her role as Lori. Despite enjoying the transition into her character, she found it challenging to deal with her body art in the tropical island setting of the series.
In an interview with Radio Times, Smith mentioned that she had never regretted her tattoos more and declared that she would not get another one. Dealing with the tropical conditions and her tattoos required three people constantly dabbing waterproof makeup on her. Reflecting on the experience, she advised fellow actors against getting tattoos, calling it “the most ridiculous thing.”
The series, based on Lucy Clarke’s bestselling novel, follows Smith’s character Lori and her sister Erin, played by Celine Buckens, as they travel to Fiji. However, Erin never boards the flight, leading to questions and mysteries surrounding Lori’s journey. Despite the challenges, Smith described the experience of facing her fears, including heights and insects, during filming.
Known for her diverse roles on both the big and small screen, including Gavin And Stacey, The C Word, and The Railway Children, Smith continues to captivate audiences with her talent across various platforms.