Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Coronation Street Blog interview: Jane Danson and Ben Price

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog July 2016, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Yesterday, blogger Emma and I attended the Coronation Street press day at ITV Studios in Manchester. 

New Corrie producer Kate Oates spoke to us all in the Rovers Return set and gave us a hint of the storylines that we'll see on screen going into the autumn. You can read them all here (but...SPOILERS obviously).

As if that wasn't exciting enough, we also got to meet some of the cast, including Ben Price and Jane Danson, who play Nick and Leanne.  They're pictured above in the Rovers talking to the assembled journalists.  And here's what they had to say!

Leanne is going to tell Nick that she's pregnant, but she won't tell anyone who the father is. However, Steve tells his mum Liz and then of course, the news becomes a pressure cooker waiting to blow.

As Nick and Leanne get back together, Jane says she's really happy that Leanne will be back with Nick. She said: "The funny thing about this show is that we do go off and we work with other people. We have other relationships and it's all great. But what's nice is when you work with somebody, you trust somebody and you actually do care about somebody.  You work well together - and me and Ben have always worked really well."

So how will the couple cope with Leanne's pregnancy?  Jane said: "They really want this to work, so they've got to be so honest with each other. Leanne has to tell him the truth and hope that he will cope with it, but Nick doesn't deal with it very well."

Ben then said Nick would eventually forgive Leanne because - they were on a break! He says: "She was single. It's just Steve. Although you've got to be able to forgive a lot in this show. Every character has to, when you wouldn't normally do it."

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