THE VOICE mentor Jessie J wants to become a West End star and is even writing her own musical.
Jessie, who has sold more than 12million records, wants to step out of the limelight to tread the boards for a while.
The star, cast in Lord Lloyd-Webber’s show Whistle Down the Wind as a child, said: “I would love to do musicals. That is what I trained in. I’ve started writing one but it’s kind of been put to the side.”
Jessie’s musical is about living life to the full. She suffers from a heart condition and had a stroke at 18 but has vowed not to let it hold her back.
She said of her script: “It’s about life and feeling good. It’s about time there’s something on stage that kids can go to and come out thinking they can take on the world and do something with their life if they’re in a bad place.”
She also told how she had been reduced to tears daily at school by a teacher as she dreamed of becoming a singer – and that was why she was tough on contestants on BBC1’s The Voice.
The star, a coach on the show along with Sir Tom Jones, Will.i.am and The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue, told the Radio Times: “I’m the most critical of the four of us because I remember what it takes to make it. I used to have a teacher who made me cry. She said she was tough on me because she knew I had potential.”