Leona Lewis is making her film debut!

It looks like cutting herself loose from Simon Cowell has given Leona Lewis a new breath of life.

She’s getting her debut acting role in the musical Walking on Sunshine, which was filmed in Italy and set to the greatest hits of the eighties. Leona plays a young woman coming to terms with her sister marrying her holiday romance.

The X Factor winner recalls the nerve wracking experience of auditioning for the musical:

“I remember sweating, I was so nervous. I came out of the audition and my mum and dad were supposed to pick me up, but they weren’t there. I started walking and tripped over in the street and the directors were behind me. It was so embarrassing. I was like, ‘No, that’s it, it’s gone. They think I’m crazy!’”

We can’t wait to see her in action!