Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle is determined to play herself in a new musical - to prevent producers casting a lookalike in the role.
The 49 year old has sold millions of albums since appearing on last year's (09) Britain's Got Talent and a show about her meteoric rise to fame is being planned.
But Boyle isn't keen on hiring an actress to play her - insisting she's the best woman for the job.
She tells Britain's The Sun, "I'm definitely going to be on stage. I'd rather that than having to sit watching people up there looking like me.
"I want to be doing the music parts, so I'll be coming in and out of the show. I'm looking forward to doing some live work. It'll be really nice to see so many of the people who have supported me in person."
The show is reportedly set to tour the U.K. next year (11).