Natalie Imbruglia has revealed stepped out of the spotlight last year to brush up on her acting skills in drama classes.
The Australian hitmaker got her start on long-running soapie Neighbours before finding fame as a pop star, and she has spent the last 12 months taking drama lessons in the hope of reviving her acting career.
She tells Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "I took a big break to focus on studying. I'll be doing pilots (TV episodes) and see what happens. I'm ready to dip my toe in Hollywood."
Imbruglia made her big screen debut in 2003 comedy Johnny English opposite Rowan Atkinson and has appeared in a handful of other less high profile pictures over the years.