(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog October 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Katherine Kelly, who played the wonderful Becky McDonald in Coronation Street, will be turning up as ex-soldier Jane Lowry in Sky 1’s jihadi drama Strike Back.
Her character, also known as Jihadi Jane, has converted to Islam after falling in love with a Muslim fanatic, played by Aussie actor Don Hany, 42.
And Katherine admits she jumped at the challenge of portraying a villain.
She told the Mirror: “It’s totally different to anything I’ve done before, which is why I took it, for the challenge. This is the first thing I’ve done that’s international, with a massive international cast. I imagine people will watch and not realise it’s me.”
And she's also ruled out a return to the cobbles, telling the Mirror that Corrie is no longer the same place she left behind in 2011.
She says: “I see them a lot but it’s different, they’re in a different place. It doesn’t seem like that job exists any more. It’s that thing of, you go somewhere amazing on holiday and think, ‘Let’s go again next year’. It’s never as good.”
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