Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Video: Beverley Callard talks about returning to Corrie as Liz McDonald

Beverley Callard will be returning to work on Coronation Street soon when Liz McDonald comes back to the cobbles.  Beverley was interviewed on ITV's Loose Women today and here's what she said, in a nutshell.

First off, there's a lovely clip of Liz's very early scenes in Corrie. She says she's missed the show and returning is "sort of going back home."

She talked about playing the character of Mari Hoff in the national theatre tour of Little Voice, which finishes on Saturday this weekend.  She's loved being in the theatre but can't wait to have her own bathroom when the show ends and stop living out of a suitcase.  After Little Voice ends, Beverley will take a few weeks off as a berak and then starts filming Coronation Street on August 5th.

However, she won't return to our screens until October as she revealed that Corrie are 'banking' some episodes anticipating the Street's move to Media City.

Asked about what she can reveal of Liz's return storyline, Beverley laughed it all off saying she knows what's in store but she can't tell.

She said that when new Corrie producer Stuart Blackburn took over the reins of the show, on his second day in his new job, he met Beverley in Manchester to ask if she'd be interested in returning to Corrie. Stuart laid out his plans for Liz, saying "we're going to do this, and this, and this" with the character, but she wouldn't say what any of it is, except that it's all exciting.

Having played Mari Hoff in Little Voice, Beverley has had to put on two stone and now has to lose the weight before returning to Corrie so she can fit into Liz's skirts again.

And the interview ended with Beverley saying she was feeling good, very good, about life and in herself, and that was great to hear.

You can watch the full interview here.

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Anonymous said...

I Love Liz, one of my all Corrie favourites and am looking forward to her return. Glad to hear that Beverly seems all good as well.

Chatty Kathy said...

My thoughts exactly! I'm hoping that she and Steve (and Lloyd) will be taking care of Rovers when she returns. Maybe this will mean the end of ST Ella and the dreadful Boria? I sure hope so!

Janice. said...

Losing weight to fit into Liz's skirts? Even Bet was allowed to dress age appropriate.

Anonymous said...

I hope Liz has changed on her return, and we see a different dimension to her character - dressing like a teenager at age 60 and having affairs just looks sad and pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Love the idea of her coming back to run the Rovers with Steve and Lloyd (given her history with Lloyd would make v interesting viewing, especially now Mandy works there too). Does make me wonder tho - will Lloyd ever meet a woman who is not too old/young/horrible/miserable for him?

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