Friday, 21 February 2014

Corrie newcomer Amy Kelly reveals Maddie's a big softie

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog January 2013, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Amy Kelly, who plays Corrie newcomer Maddie Heath, is interviewed in this week's fab Inside Soap magazine.

It's a good read and Amy reveals a little more about Maddie.  After pushing Sally Webster's face into a trifle at Christmas, we're going to see more of Maddie when she snogs Sophie.  But there's more to her than a hard-nut from a drop-in centre for the homeless, as Amy explains:

"Maddie has been kicked out by her mum, who has a mental illness.  When you see Maddie with her family, whom she still visits occasionally, you see a different side to her.  She can be really soft with her mother ad works hard to keep her calm, but can easily flip from that to being harsh and telling the likes of Sophie to back off. Maddie cares a lot for her little brother, but she's not used to letting others into her circle of trust."

Amy says that Sally Dynevor, who plays Sally Webster, has taken her under her wing on the Corrie set. And she says that her "Corrie-obsessed" family are over the moon that she's been given a part on the show.

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