Sarah Lancashire reveals menopause left her unable to remember why she was in Sainsbury’s

Sarah Lancashire, a national treasure and award-winning actress, is having a great week after taking home the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards last Tuesday. However, behind the scenes, the 58-year-old Happy Valley veteran was experiencing menopausal symptoms, which led to the 58-year-old using two audience members as fans.

Sarah recently discussed the menopause in an interview with and isn’t holding back when it comes to sharing the truth of her experience, admitting that she recently completely forgot what she wanted when in the grocery store.

The former Coronation Street star admitted to the Mail on Sunday, “I’m having the most terrible menopause.” “I have mental haze.

The other day, while I stood in the aisle of Sainsbury’s, I realized that I had no idea why I had gone there. You suddenly become affected by it. Likewise, I have no recollection of events from thirty years ago.

At the NTAs, which were held at the O2 on September 5, Ms. Lancashire’s Happy Valley co-star James Norton and other actors paid tribute to Sarah’s extensive career in television drama. However, Ms. Lancashire said it was so hot inside the enormous venue that she needed to use the two fans “pretty much on my face the whole time.”

At the glamorous awards ceremony, where Happy Valley won Best Returning Drama, the actress revealed how she stays cool on camera. “I brought one of my closest friends with me, and his job was to keep an eye out for the cameras and to let me know if it appeared that they were going to pan across to us so I could hide them,” she said.

She also disclosed to the media that although she was now using a HRT gel, it wasn’t “great,” thus she was considering trying out the patches.

Sarah said there needed to be change when it came to issues like the menopause: “I think things are changing and they have needed to change for a very long time.” Sarah is the mother of a teenage boy with her current husband, former BBC chief Peter Salmon, and two grown sons from her marriage to music teacher Gary Hargreaves. We must catch up with evolution because it is slow.

Sarah, who rose to stardom as Rovers Return bartender Raquel Wolstenhulme on Coronation Street in the early 1990s, discussed more about her prior struggles with mental health difficulties and how being diagnosed with clinical depression partly limited her.

I have both my strong and weak points, she said.In the beginning, I did experience some limitations due to my melancholy because I was too weak and afraid to explain why I couldn’t take the train from Manchester to audition in London. I genuinely thought that if I revealed it, I would lose my job.

It was made worse by tranquilizers, and I ended up in a dreadful mess. My 20s were wasted time.

The singer firmly asserted that three seasons and leaving Catherine Cawood and the cast on a high note was the best way to conclude the show, which set records when 7.5 million viewers tuned in for its gripping finale in February. When asked about the potential return of Happy Valley, which many fans are demanding for, the diva said that she was against it.”The story was full,” she said, “but there is a risk that if you continue to tell it, its impact will diminish. In this manner, we triumph.

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