After a kissing scene with co-star James Cosmo in her upcoming debut film "The Christmas Candle," British songstress Susan Boyle is now talking about marriage in real life.
Boyle, 52, is taking a lead role in her first movie opposite fellow Scottish actor Cosmo, who plays the role of her husband in the movie. She said she would like to settle down one day.
“I want to find a man but it’s hard with all the travelling I do. I really want to start going on dates and I've asked my friends to set me up with a good man — if they can find one. I’d like to settle down one day.”
At first, Boyle was tapped to do a minor role in the movie but producers saw her talent in acting and decided to give her a bigger role where she had an unexpected kissing scene with her leading man.
“I had to kiss him, too, as we had a kissing scene. It was my first onscreen kiss. It was lovely, she said.
“I didn’t know about the kissing scene when I signed up, but I wasn't complaining. I won’t take this any further in case I embarrass him,” she added.
The 2009 "Britain's Got Talent" winner is doing a live concert in Inverness, Scotland, her first ever live tour. She's scheduled to do shows in Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh after her first in Inverness.
Boyle told thesun.co.uk: “I’m very excited, it’s long overdue. I’ve been on at my manager for some time to let me go live. He kept telling me, ‘You’re not ready yet,’ but this time he feels I am.
“It’s something you gradually get yourself accustomed to. I’ve only been doing this for four years. You just can’t dive in at the deep end. “These things have to be done in a special way. It’s sensible, really,” she said.
Boyle was born in Scotland and started a late career as a singer after finishing second in 2009 TV singing contest "Britain's Got Talent" hosted by British celebrity Simon Cowell.
In November 2009, Boyle had her first album I Dreamed a Dream released and quickly became the bestselling debut album of all time.
In less than five years after her professional debut in 2009, Boyle's net worth was estimated at £22 million in 2012.