Susan Boyle pledges to shed weight

London: Singing sensation Susan Boyle is determined to lose weight as she is all set for her film debut.

Boyle, 52, makes her big-screen debut in `The Christmas Candle`, where she plays the wife of a church warden, reported Daily Mirror.

"I`ve been dieting ever since I was a kid and I`ve tried everything you can imagine.

"I always have the same resolution every year to lose weight. I just want to lose a bit off my bum. I`m over 12st now and I want to try to get down to 10st. I did lose some a couple of years ago then I put it all back on," she said.

The singer admits that acting was always on her radar.
"I went to acting school years ago and have always wanted to act. I want to do more films and of course I`d love to get to Hollywood.

"Filming `The Christmas Candle` was immensely fun. I really enjoyed dressing up in the period costumes, so maybe I`d do more like that."