TEXAS singer Sharleen Spiteri was offered Nicole Kidman's part in hit movie musical Moulin Rouge! - but turned it down because she doesn't know how to act.

The I DON'T WANT A LOVER star is proud the Australian actress was second choice for the 2001 film, but is convinced the film would have been an embarrassing flop if she had accepted the role as beautiful courtesan SATINE.

She says, "I thought, if I do a movie, I may be rubbish at it.

"I know I'm good at music, though. And that's what pays my bills."

01/08/2005 02:52