Paula Lane's Corrie bruises

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 August 2010
Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly

Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly

'Coronation Street' newcomer Paula Lane was left covered in bruises following a fight scene with her screen sister Katherine Kelly

Paula Lane was left with bruises after a scene fight with 'Coronation Street's Katherine Kelly.

The newcomer - who plays Becky McDonald's tearaway half-sister Kylie Turner in the ITV1 soap - admits her violent introductory scenes left her black and blue.

She said: "Kylie's a very messed up girl. She was dragged up by an alcoholic mother, so she's had to fight for survival. When she first comes onto the show, she and Becky have a proper fight.

"I've still got the bruises! Kate really gives it some, and when we shot the scene where we fight, she just said, 'Let's go for it!' So we did.

"The first scene I filmed was actually in the Rovers, so it was quite daunting. Luckily, I'd met Katherine and Kym Marsh when I did my screen test so there was an instant bond there. I settled in really quickly."

While getting used to appearing on TV screens so regularly, Paula is "terrified" her newfound fame could have a negative affect on her.

She added to new! magazine: "I'm terrified, actually, but I've got a very thick skin. When you're a jobbing actor you develop one for your own welfare!"

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