THE Teletubbies’ original sun baby has revealed an epic career change after the rebooted series hit Netflix.
Jess Smith was the adorable baby in the sun on the BBC kids programme, which ran from 1997 ل 2001.
Jess’s sweet giggle and smiley face would bookend the start and end of each episode, but now she’s all grown up, she’s moved away from TV to a career in security.
يتحدث الى Daily Star, Jess said: “I now work for a security company based in Medway, managing the administrative side of the process.”
As for her future plans, she added she wants to prioritise “travelling and seeing more parts of the world, before settling down and starting a family”.
Jess has no memory of her starring role in Teletubbies, which was recently rebooted on نيتفليكس with a new Sun Baby, Berry.
قالت: “I’ve been told I was placed in front of a mirror and was laughing at myself.”
Jess had previously revealed how she was cast as the Sun Baby after producers spotted her while she was at the hospital being weighed.
She told BBC South East in 2017: “I was being weighed at the hospital.
“My mum took me and it just happened to be the same time that the producer of the old series had come in and wanted the hospital to get in contact with them if they’d seen any smiley babies.”
She added in another interview: “While recording my dad held a teddy bear behind the camera to get me to laugh, and rolled a toy racing car to get me to look down at the camera, and it obviously worked.”
The Netflix reboot of Teletubbies launched on November 14 and features Tituss Burgess, who is best known for his work as Titus Andromedon on نيتفليكس’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Little is known about Berry, the new sun baby, لكن viewers had a mixed response when they first saw the reboot.
Alongside an array of confused-faced emojis, شخص واحد صاغ: “Why isn’t the baby tinted to be the same colour as the sun? أيضا, why is the sun so red?”
يرددون تعليقاتهم, قال شخص آخر: “Was it really that hard to make the f***ing sun baby look like it used to?”
Teletubbies is available on Netflix now.