Published Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Hugh Laurie chats to This Morning. (© Ken McKay)
The actor is set to release his second blues album 'Didn't It Rain' as well as embarking on a North American tour, which will take him to the musical Mecca of Nashville, Tennessee.
Speaking to this Morning's Phillip and Holly on Tuesday, Hugh admitted that it took him a while to find the courage to make the music that he loves.
"I think there is something much more naked, something much more exposing about music than about acting," he said.
"My suspicion is that when people decide to become actors they are essentially deciding to put a mask on their face. Music is really about removing masks, it's about exposing yourself, it's a much more vulnerable position to be in."
Hugh came to global prominence in the hit series House and he explained that it was this newfound stardom that allowed him to follow his dream.
"A very nice man from a record company said "do you want to make a record"," he said.
"My first response was the shy one "oh, I couldn't possibly" and then I thought well there could come a time in my life when I look back and say "I could have done that and didn't" and I would never, ever forgive myself.
"This is an amazing opportunity and, whatever happens, I would be mad to say no.
"By and large in life, as someone once said, and I think it was me, you don't regret the things you do; you regret the things you don't.
"That was my big fear, regretting not taking this opportunity.
"This is the most terrifying thing I have ever done in my life - and I have done some things."
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