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Lynne McGranger reveals she was ‘terrified’ while penning her tell-all memoir Acting Up

Actress Lynne McGranger of Home and Away says she was frightened to write her memoir Acting Up.

The 68-year-old expressed concern to TV Week that she might forget her youth in the 1970s and 1980s.

‘Writing it has been terrifying, and I wasn’t sure I’d remember anything — I had way too much fun in the 1970s and 1980s!’ she remarked.

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Tough: Home and Away’s Lynne McGranger, 68, (pictured) has reveals she was ‘terrified’ while penning her tell-all memoir Acting Up she told TV Week magazine on Monday

‘However, the pieces fell into place, and I was able to find my voice in it.’
While some people may not enjoy Lynne’s book, she believes it presents her life in an honest and genuine manner.

Lynne’s memoir is expected to be a shocker, as the actress discusses her prior marijuana use and eating disorder in the book.

‘It’s been terrifying to write and I didn’t think I’d remember anything – I had way too good of a time in the 70s and 80s!’ she said. Here with co-star Ada Nicodemou

Lynne, who quit taking marijuana and cigarettes in 2005, told The Daily Telegraph in October that she had a significant habit – and even worked while high.

‘I’ve done stoned theatre, but not Home And Away.’ ‘I didn’t drink,’ she explained,’so that was my wine.’

Lynne, who has been playing Irene Roberts on the serial series for almost 28 years, admitted to growing the illicit plant in her backyard.

Bombshell: Speaking to The Daily Telegraph in October, the star, who quit smoking marijuana and cigarettes in 2005, says she had a large habit – and even worked high

‘It’ll be completely scandalous, and it wasn’t even close’ (of marijuana). I smoked a lot of marijuana. It was fantastic. ‘I’d smoke joints,’ she said.

Between the ages of 15 and 28, the actress confessed that she struggled with bulimia.

‘I had a type of bulimia where you binge and then take laxatives instead of vomiting,’ she explained.

Lynne, who has played Irene Roberts on the soap opera for over 28 years, said she used to grow the illegal plant in her backyard. ‘I have done theatre stuff stoned, but not Home And Away. I didn’t drink you see, so that was my wine,’ she said. Pictured in 1997

‘At the time, it seemed like a decent idea.’ I now realize it was a sort of bulimia, although it had no term at the time.’

Acting Up: Me, Myself & Irene is a ‘warm, humorous, and intimate peek into the life of one of Australia’s living TV icons,’ according to publishers Allen & Unwin.

‘One of Australia’s most well-known TV actresses lifts the lid on life – both on and off-screen – with comedy, honesty, and self-deprecating charm.’

Past: The actress also revealed that she suffered from bulimia between the ages of 15 and 28. ‘I had a form of bulimia where you binge and instead of vomiting, you take laxatives,’ she said. Pictured in 1998

Lynne will cover everything from her childhood to her career in television.  

What to expect: According to the book publishers Allen & Unwin, Acting Up: Me, Myself & Irene is described as a ‘warm, hilarious and intimate look inside the life of one of Australia’s living TV legends’

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