Michelle Ryan has no regrets her 2007 remake of The Bionic Woman was cancelled after just one series, because she feared becoming "isolated" and out-of-touch with reality in Los Angeles.
The 28 year old signed up to play superheroine Jaime Sommers in the show, a revamp of the hit 1970s drama starring Lindsay Wagner, but the series failed to impress viewers and was subsequently axed.
Ryan admits she would have liked the series to be a "mega-hit" but is happy she is no longer tied to L.A.
She tells the Daily Mirror newspaper, "If it'd worked then it would have been great. I would have loved for it to be a mega-hit and to have done it for five years. But I had ticked so many boxes.
"However, if you get stuck in that system in L.A., I don't know how you would stay amongst everything that's real. So coming back was a great way to touch base with reality. When you're working in that environment and it takes up a year of your life, you can become very isolated."