TV comic Miranda Hart isn’t afraid of making people laugh but life has imitated art for the star as she reveals in the real world things also turn into a bit of a farce.
After cutting her hair short the actress and comedian admits she was regularly mistaken for the opposite sex – something that wasn’t helped by her size – she stands at a tall six foot.
Initially she failed to see the funny side, although she swiftly turned things to her advantage.
As she spoke on a recording of Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, Miranda said: “It used to scar me. But then I found it hilarious and would vary my response, which was amusing – seeing how embarrassed they got. Luckily I don’t think anyone kept looking at my face and saying ‘Sir’.”
But instead of being mistaken for a man, Miranda would actually like to bag one for herself, although she admits it’ll take quite the character to sweep her off her feet.
She added: “It’s a real man who can go out with a woman who’s taller than he is. That’s an Alpha Male right there.”
Let’s hope Mr Right doesn’t mistake her for a man first!