9 episodes

Hello and welcome to Are you Michelle from Skins? with me, April Pearson. And yes, I played Michelle in E4’s iconic teen drama, Skins. This show is helping me work through the highs and lows of being associated with something so memorable by talking to other creatives who are also known for that one seminal moment in their career. I'm speaking to boyband members, soap stars, and other Skins cast members about how that one iconic role has impacted their life and career going forwards.Ever wondered what it’s like being that person from…..? Well sit back and let’s find out together. 

Are You Michelle from Skins‪?‬ April Pearson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 92 Ratings

Hello and welcome to Are you Michelle from Skins? with me, April Pearson. And yes, I played Michelle in E4’s iconic teen drama, Skins. This show is helping me work through the highs and lows of being associated with something so memorable by talking to other creatives who are also known for that one seminal moment in their career. I'm speaking to boyband members, soap stars, and other Skins cast members about how that one iconic role has impacted their life and career going forwards.Ever wondered what it’s like being that person from…..? Well sit back and let’s find out together. 

    Jessica Sula

    Jessica Sula

    For the final episode of the series I welcome Jessica Sula Skins Gen 3 alumni…and what a finale episode this is. This conversation is exactly why the concept of Are You Michelle from Skins? exists, and I’m so so proud of having created a space to have these frank chats. Jess was so honest, candid, and vulnerable when speaking about her experiences in Skins and thereafter, they echo a lot of my own, and I’m just so so grateful to her for sharing this with me. We speak about life in the Welsh valleys, in the states, her Skins audition, saving the NHS and how Muriel's Wedding got her through her own formative years. Thank you to each and every one who has listened, shared, and commented on this podcast, I am thankful for each and every one of you. April x

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Mickey Sumner

    Mickey Sumner

    This week I welcome my friend Mickey Sumner onto the podcast. We met when we were both working on the film “Caught” and have remained friends ever since. Mickey has recently published an essay in Romper where she discusses mothering her son with disabilities and her experiences with postpartum anxiety. It's raw, brave and honest and I urge you all go and read it here: https://www.romper.com/parenting/what-i-know. In this episode Mickey speaks about what fame and success mean to her, how that has been shaped by having traditionally ’successful’ parents in Sting and Trudie Styler, and how motherhood has since flipped those notions on their head. 

    We are so happy to announce Clairol Natural instincts are sponsoring this series of Are You Michelle From Skins? Natural Instincts is a semi-permanent conditioning colour which gives rich colour, shine and blends aways greys in 20 minutes. Find your perfect shade and more at clairol.com 
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    • 53 min
    Antony Costa

    Antony Costa

    Antony Costa... who knew the legendary Blue star also moonlights as a therapist? We had SUCH a lovely chat which culminated in the most helpful therapy session for me! Antony shared how his time in naughties pop sensation Blue so precedes him that he often forgets his own surname, which makes him the perfect guest for Are You Michelle from Skins? We also spoke about life since Blue, musical theatre, how important it is to put the hard work in and how ultimately, we all need to be a little more AFB (Antony From Blue). ALL RISE for AFB! 
    We are so happy to announce Clairol Natural instincts are sponsoring this series of Are You Michelle From Skins? Natural Instincts is a semi-permanent conditioning colour which gives rich colour, shine and blends aways greys in 20 minutes. Find your perfect shade and more at clairol.com 
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    • 53 min
    Craig Parkinson

    Craig Parkinson

    Spoiler alert: IT’S THE CADDY! Dot Cottan himself joins me this week to talk about life after the success of Line of Duty, how despite leaving 6 years ago but it still features heavily in his life with him hosting the official podcast, and how a break in acting jobs post Line of Duty lead him to start his own podcast. Craig is so open and candid about his experience and there are so many parallels to my own, not least because I also featured on his podcast! Give my episode of the Two Shot Podcast a listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/april-pearson/id1251501033?i=1000491529908
    We are so happy to announce Clairol Natural instincts are sponsoring this series of Are You Michelle From Skins? Natural Instincts is a semi-permanent conditioning colour which gives rich colour, shine and blends aways greys in 20 minutes. Find your perfect shade and more at clairol.com
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Laya Lewis

    Laya Lewis

    As a Skins alumni like me, Laya’s experience of shooting an explicit series at such a young age, has haunting echoes with mine. We talk together about what we went through and about how we are hopeful now that we are all working hard to address these issues in the industry. Yet Laya seems to have remarkable coping mechanisms and a real level head - she shares her mantra for believing in herself, her tales from working behind the bar, how she’s also “that girl from the Barclays advert” and how she sacked it all off to travel the world. I think Laya enjoyed sharing her story with us, and I’m so happy I have this platform to enable these conversations.

    We are so happy to announce Clairol Natural instincts are sponsoring this series of Are You Michelle From Skins? Natural Instincts is a semi-permanent conditioning colour which gives rich colour, shine and blends aways greys in 20 minutes. Find your perfect shade and more at clairol.com 
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    James & Oliver Phelps

    James & Oliver Phelps

    Fred and George… or Ollie and James? I chat to the twins about not being like their Harry Potter characters, how they’re not actually ginger, and in fact whether they are really twins (as one interviewer asked them). They speak about how the juggernaut that is Harry Potter has been in their lives since 14, what success means to them, Olly recounts how therapy lead them to start their own podcast, and they tell me about one absolutely TERRIFYING incident on a plane.  
    Jump in the flying Ford Anglia - We’re going to Hogwarts! Or if James is driving - to rescue someone on a mountain (if you’ve listened to the podcast you’ll know..!)

    We are thrilled to announce Clairol Natural instincts are sponsoring this series of Are You Michelle From Skins? Natural Instincts is a semi-permanent conditioning colour which gives rich colour, shine and blends aways greys in 20 minutes. Find your perfect shade and more at clairol.com 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

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10 stars!

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Brilliant podcast

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Terrific podcast

April is thoroughly engaging and a terrific interviewer. So glad I stumbled across this podcast. I hope this podcast gets the success it deserves.

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