Hannah Waddingham Shared The Reason a Teacher Once Told Her She’d Never Succeed as an Actress


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Hannah Waddingham opens up about a moment when a teacher of hers said she’d never be a successful actress. While chatting with the BBC Radio 2 podcast Michelle Visage’s Rule Breakers, Ted Lasso talked about the moment of being mocked and insulted by her drama in front of her entire class which later gave her the spirit to never give up on her dreams. Let’s check out the complete details of this story.

Hannah said her teachers’ comments created an immense complex in her 

The 49-year-old said in the podcast her teacher bullied her for her appearance and said she would never make it as an actress. Waddingham recalled, “I had one drama teacher that said to the whole class: ‘Oh, Hannah will never work on screen because she looks like one side of her face has had a stroke,’”

However, it’s evident that she didn’t let the comment impact her more as she thought at the moment, “I will do, come hell or high water, I will work on screen.”

Later on with her hard work and determination, she becomes a successful actress. However, she accepted her teacher’s hateful remark did create a “complex” in her. The lack of offers in leading roles broke her so emotionally that she even thought of ending her career before she got an offer on HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Subsequently, she bagged her biggest role ever as Rebecca Welton on all three seasons of Ted Lasso. The series also helps her to earn an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Prior to the release of the third season, the actress even told Entertainment Tonight, “I would like an entire spinoff series — Higgins, Keeley, and Rebecca just sitting in the stands of various football stadiums around the world being Muppet d**kheads. Just banter, I’m telling you, us three together — they are the best days. We literally can’t believe we’re being paid.”

In this famous series, she starred alongside famous names like Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, and Nick Mohammed. The narrative is based on the true story of an American college football coach, Ted Lasso who unexpectedly got recruited to the fictional English Premier League soccer team, AFC Richmond without any experience in coaching soccer. 

Needless to say, her success is a proper clap back to her teacher’s nasty comment.

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