(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog July 2011, reposted to this blog with permission.)
There's some lovely interviews today in Inside Soap magazine with members of the Coronation Street cast nominated for an Inside Soap Award this year.
Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow) says that Peter is going to have a feud with Frank, but not necessarily for the reasons we think. And although their feud will be over Carla, it goes deeper than that.
Jane Danson (Leanne Barlow) looks back in fondness at Corrie's 50th live episode and says that her memories of the live show will always stay with her. "During rehearsals the director told me to hold back in case I couldn't pull off my scenes during the actual thing but the adrenalin kicked in and it felt amazing."
Patti Claire (Mary Taylor) reckons that Mary and Norris should be given their own spin-off detective series. What a fab idea, I like the sound of that. Patti reveals that Mary is going to take a serious dislike to Roy's mum Sylvia after Norris has a few accidents and Mary blames Sylvia for them. "I'm not 100 per cent sure where they're going with it, " she says, "But it's going to be funny - and possibly a little bit scary."
Chris Fountain (Tommy Duckworth) says it still hasn't sunk in that he's part of such an iconic show. "It's still nerve wracking after six months," he says.
And Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre) reveals she was star-struck the first time Keith Duffy (Ciaran McCarthy) came onto the Corrie set. She says she used to have Boyzone posters stuck on her bedroom wall when she was a teenager. "I have never been so star-struck in my life as when Keith Duffy came back to the show. He walked into the office and I went numb. Now I think of him as Keith - otherwise I wouldn't be able to deliver my lines."