Saturday, 12 December 2015

Alison King talks about taking break from Coronation Street

As we know, Alison King will be taking a break in 2016 from her role as Carla Connor in Coronation Street.

In a rare interview, Alison King tells The Express about the end of Carla (for now, anyway),

The interview focuses on how Carla finds out about Johnny Connor being her real dad, and how it will ultimately lead to Alison’s exit from Corrie next summer.

She says: “... I have been assured they are not killing me off. I love playing Carla and I am only wanting to try other roles while I still can.

“I am excited about what the future may hold, but obviously it is going to be strange not coming here every day and putting on Carla’s heels and seeing everyone.

But if you don’t try something new and make that leap, you don’t know what you are capable of.”

Alison has already stated that she 'definitely wants to come back' to Coronation Street.  Let's hope she's not away from our screens for too long. 

Find out who else is returning, leaving or taking a break from the show.

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Anonymous said...

What's the betting she doesn't come back.

Anonymous said...

I am glad the Carla character is leaving. Turnover of characters is good for the show. She has gone through a lot and perhaps we have come to a natural break in this character's development in the show anyway. Marriages, murder and tragedy, gambling, drinking, adulterous affair, pregnancy --- what more can a strong female character bear?

Rapunzel said...

The door is still open for Sarah Lancaster, Suranne Jones and Katherine Kelly to return too ... #justsaying

Anonymous said...

why are all the really good actors leaving? I'm not sure Corrie can keep on without Carla being on the street. It will take a whole lot of people just to fill her shoes and keep interest in the show.

Anonymous said...

Lovely actress. Talented, hard working and passionate about her craft.

Hope she returns when there is a good producer.

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