Kym Marsh wants 'psycho' role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 October 2010
Kym Marsh

Kym Marsh

'Coronation Street' actress Kym Marsh would love to play a completely ''psychotic'' character when she eventually leaves the soap

Kym Marsh wants to play a "psychotic" character when she leaves 'Coronation Street'.

The actress - who plays Michelle Connor in the ITV1 soap - has praised former co-star Rob James-Collier for his role in new period drama 'Downton Abbey', saying she wants to portray a character "completely different" from barmaid Michelle should she ever leave the show.

She explained: "It's good seeing my old co-star Rob James-Collier in one of the starring roles. He plays a gay footman, which is obviously a far cry from his 'Corrie' character Liam Connor. He's even shared a screen kiss with a guy!

"If I ever left 'Corrie', I'd want to play someone completely different, too - maybe someone a bit psychotic, or a part where I had to gain or lose weight. It would be great fun!"

The brunette beauty revealed she is really enjoying her new storyline, which sees her working alongside Alison King - who plays Carla Connor in the soap - as the pair have a "right old giggle" in between takes.

Kym added: "As 'Corrie' fans will know, Carla Connor has been hitting the bottle recently and is effectively running the factory by herself - but not very well! So, this week, she turns to my character, Michelle, for help. In the past we've had lots of on-screen screaming matches but, for once, we're being quite civil - for now!

"Ali King, who plays Carla, is just lovely, and as we haven't had many scenes together over the past six months, we're really enjoying working together. We've been having a right old giggle in between takes in Underworld!"

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