Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Colson Smith on playing Craig Tinker

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

We're big fans of Colson Smith, who plays Craig Tinker, on Coronation Street.   This week, Colson is interviewed in Inside Soap magazine about Craig's current storyline where he's supporting Faye when she tells him she's pregnant.

Colson says: "I was really excited when I first heard about Faye's pregnancy  It's such a big storyline and, being 16 years old myself, I knew this sort of thing happens in real life." He says that Craig steps up and is a rock for Faye, her voice of reason.

Colson joined Corrie when he was only 12 years old and signed up for two episodes, and says about his first day on set: "I was sat in the green room with Lisa George, who plays Beth, eating fish and chips and talking about what the future might hold.  Lisa was in a normal day job and I was just a school kid. We talked about what it'd be like to be in the show full time but we never imagined it would actually happen."

Away from Coronation Street, Colson is studying a Diploma in Performing Arts.

He says that the reaction he gets from the public is great. "That said, I mostly get asked where Craig's pet rat Darryl is!"

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