(This post was originally posted by Graeme N on the Coronation Street Blog in February 2013.)
Digital Spy are carrying details of an interview with Corrie actress Michelle Collins today. In the interview Collins, who plays Stella Price, discusses in more detail her reasons for leaving Coronation Street.
Michelle has spoken about how tiring the Corrie schedule can be, especially when you are at the centre of so many important storylines. She also mentions her desire to spend more time with her daughter. Interestingly, she also addresses the recent exchange on Twitter when several fans commented onStella's lack of screen time.
Michelle admits to feeling a bit left out of recent storylines, praising the Roy and Hayley story in particular and wishing that Stella could have been more involved with that plot.
Also, apparently Corrie producer Stuart Blackburn did try hard to convince her to stay on for a longer stint, however she is happy the door has been left open for a future return.
I've never been the greatest fan of Stella Price, although I do wish Michelle all the best with whatever she does next. I don't really see how the character has been sidelined in recent times. The Croppers have dominated and rightly so. Any Stella involvement in their storyline would have been jarring to say the least. Almost like the time she helped clear out Betty's house...
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