Sunday, 22 October 2017

Katherine Kelly rules out Coronation Street return

Katherine Kelly, who played the wonderful Becky McDonald in Coronation Street, will be turning up as ex-soldier Jane Lowry in Sky 1’s jihadi drama Strike Back.

Her character, also known as Jihadi Jane, has converted to Islam after falling in love with a Muslim fanatic, played by Aussie actor Don Hany, 42.

And Katherine admits she jumped at the challenge of portraying a villain.

She told the Mirror: “It’s totally different to anything I’ve done before, which is why I took it, for the challenge. This is the first thing I’ve done that’s international, with a massive international cast. I imagine people will watch and not realise it’s me.”

And she's also ruled out a return to the cobbles, telling the Mirror that Corrie is no longer the same place she left behind in 2011.

She says: “I see them a lot but it’s different, they’re in a different place. It doesn’t seem like that job exists any more. It’s that thing of, you go somewhere amazing on holi­day and think, ‘Let’s go again next year’. It’s never as good.”

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Derelict Cucumberpatch said...

Can't say I blame her. It would be taking a massive step backwards.

Tvor said...

IT's not too often that a former major character could come back and find a successful place in the show. I think the canvas moves on so quickly that few of them could unless there is an established family still in the show (a Barlow, a Platt/Tilsley, a Connor, a Webster). There would really be nothing for Becky now that Kylie is gone even if the little'uns are her niece/nephew.

Anonymous said...

There's still Roy and Steve, but point taken.

C in Canada said...

I can't blame her either. Becky got her happy ending and I hope the writers leave it at that.
Besides, if she didn't come back for her own sister's funeral, coming back now would seem really contrived.

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