(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog January 2013, reposted to this blog with permission.)
There's a good interview in today's Sunday Mirror with Krissi Bohn, who plays Corrie newcomer Jenna Kamara.
Before she landed the role as Jenna in Corrie, Krissi worked in the NHS. She says: “I
don’t know how to put it politely, but I was looking at bums and
willies. My acting skills came in very handy. The first time
I had to say, ‘Lovely sir, if you’d just like to take your trousers and
underwear down for me,’ was hard. In my head I was screaming, ‘Aagh,
willies!’ because I’m still a childish person who can’t say rude words
without laughing.” I can hardly read that sentence without giggling, too.
In real life Krissi spent the
first 18 months of her life in an orphanage in Brazil before being
adopted by white parents in Cornwall. She grew up with a younger brother Toby. Her mum Helen works with dyslexic adults and dad Mike is a retired council manager.
tells how she longed to be an actress but after struggling for six
years, she realised her career was stalling.But
having landed the Corrie job, she says: “On the Wednesday I was looking
at men’s private parts and then on Friday I was in the Rovers Return,
the most iconic pub in the world.”
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