Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Jennie McAlpine on being on-screen mum to baby Hope

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog January 2011, reposted to this blog with permission.)

There's a wonderful interview with Jennie McAlpine, who plays Coronation Street's Fiz Stape, in the Daily Record today. Jennie talks about playing an on-screen mum to baby Hope in Corrie and reveals that John's going to confess all and have a breakdown. ( He didn't confess, but he did have the breakdown)

The paper calls John Stape, The Mr Bean of serial killers, which made me chuckle, as did this quote by Jennie about working with a baby on set. She says: "We are getting a real baby and I'm looking forward to it. People have told me not to work with a baby but I've worked with a massive dog for years and the baby will be nothing compared to that. Not that the dog's any trouble but trying to manoeuvre a six-foot-long, 17-stone Great Dane to do anything other than what it wants to do is quite difficult. So a baby will be easy-peasy."

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