(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog February 2016, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Samia Ghadie, who plays Maria Connor, has returned to work at Coronation Street. Samia has been away on maternity leave after giving birth to her second child.
Has anyone missed Maria while she's been away? I have to admit I haven't.
However, I would love Maria to get a really big juicy storyline because when she does, Samia Ghadie shows her acting chops and really gets stuck in. I'm thinking back to when Maria was pregnant with Liam's baby and facing up to Carla in their battle for Liam Connor. Also, when Maria started stalking Tyrone with the letters and texts and so on.
Maria's not done much of late, and I do hope her return from maternity leave will give the actress the storyline she deserves. I fear, however, she may return to be nothing more than the whinging, hairdressing, arm-candy for Luke once again.
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