(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog August 2012, reposted to this blog with permission.)
There's an interview in today's Daily Star that's made me giggle. Anyone remember Adam Barlow, as played by Sam Robertson? Sam says he wants another go at playing Adam on Corrie, just to prove he really can act and he admits the first time around on Corrie, he wasn't all that great. Oh, you don't say?
Sam joined Corrie in 2004 as Adam Barlow, Mike Baldwin’s son and Ken Barlow’s grandson.
He told the Daily Star Sunday: “I wasn’t a very good actor back then. It’s as simple as that. I was getting recognised all the time and getting all this attention but I didn’t think I had earned it. I knew I was doing a pretty sh*t job and I was too scared to learn on the job. I was in it for two-and-a-half years and I did definitely improve because I had never acted before in my life. But it was some of the worst Corrie acting, to be fair. I was with two of the show’s biggest stars and I had never read a script in my life before. I was a rabbit in the headlights. Now I look back and see the amazing opportunity but at the time I just couldn’t cope with it.”
And he admitted: “A part of me wants to go back just for a few episodes just to show I can actually act."
Sam is back on TV and starring in E4 show Beaver Falls which returns tomorrow night at 10pm.
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