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Sheridan feared bar brawl on set

Sheridan Smith's film Powder Room is about a girls' night out
Sheridan Smith's film Powder Room is about a girls' night out

Sheridan Smith has revealed how she worried she was going to get into a fight after spilling someone's drink in a nightclub, shooting indie flick Powder Room.

Sheridan stars with Jaime Winstone, Oona Chaplin and Kate Nash in the film about a group of friends on a night out, which was filmed on location in a real night club with an open set.

Sherdian explained: "So it wasn't like extras, it was like a real club that we're kind of walking round in.

"There was one scene where they went, 'Right just run through the crowd and we'll film you'.

"And I was like, 'Well what if I bang into...' They said 'Just push your way through'.

"So I kind of pushed my way through and I knocked this poor girl's drink out of her hand, and she went 'Oi!' But it was a real person, I was like 'I'm sorry I'm filming - please don't hit me!'

"But there's that kind of reality to it, because it was a low budget film."

In Powder Room, Sheridan's character feels inadequate next to more successful old friends from college, and the film includes plenty of gossiping and heart-to-hearts in the toilets.

And the Mrs Biggs star is really proud of the film, as she thinks it has a great moral.

She said: "I think all women will relate to the girls. I hope the message that's at the heart of it is about just being true to yourself and not worrying about all these silly magazines and social networking sites and just being yourself and being around your friends and loving yourself and being true to yourself."

:: Powder Room is released on DVD from March 31, 2014.

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