English actor Hugh Laurie became the highest paid actor on television, towards the end of his eight season run on the hit series House. Hugh has now admitted that working in the US gave him the confidence to release music and that House was a big reason in his decision to do so.
Laurie explained to BBC Breakfast, "I'm still grappling with it. It's been my dream, so when a dream comes true it takes a while to get your head around it. I'm sort of a 10-year-old. I'm playing with musicians who have been doing this for decades. We've been touring the world, they've done it all. I'm still looking out the window going 'what are we doing now?' It's great to be 10 again."
He then went on to admit that House was probably the key reason in his music being accepted, "It probably did, if I hadn't gone there I maybe wouldn't have. America after all is how [blues] came to existence, it's a place of reinvention. It's a place where people carve out new identities. Without that period there I may not have had the confidence. When a man asks if you want to make a record, you have to take things like that, I had to seize it."
Hugh Laurie's first album Let Them Talk managed to reach an impressive number two on the UK album chart. Hugh's latest album Didn't It Rain was released earlier this week.