'Depressing' Coronation Street

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 November 2010
David Neilson

David Neilson

'Coronation Street' actor David Neilson has revealed the soap is a ''depressing'' place to be at the moment because so many well-established cast members are being written out of the show as part of its explosive 50th anniversary episodes

'Coronation Street' is a "depressing" place for its stars to be.

David Neilson - who plays Roy Cropper in the ITV1 soap - admitted while losing well-established members of the cast as part of the show's upcoming 50th anniversary tram crash storyline is part and parcel of being an actor, it is still upsetting to lose friends.

He told BANG Showbiz: "We're losing friends we're very close to. It's the nature of acting but it doesn't make it any easier. 'Coronation Street' is actually quite a depressing place to be at the moment."

However, Kym Marsh - who plays feisty Michelle Connor - revealed actors Alan Halsall (Tyrone Dobbs) and Bill Tarmey (Jack Duckworth) welcomed the emotions when they played out Bill's touching final scenes in the soap.

She explained: "The tears and upset that everyone saw in that scene were very real. Alan and Bill really are like father and son and have worked together for many years, so it was a very emotional experience."

The brunette beauty also explained the current cast are always mindful of the fact that they could be written out of the soap at any time, no matter how popular they may be.

Speaking at the BFI 'Coronation Street' 50th Anniversary panel discussion, Kym said: "When a new producer comes in, we all realise how dispensable we really are. No one character is bigger than the show."

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