Paula Lane has pity for Corrie character
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 January 2011
Paula Lane feels sorry for her troubled 'Coronation Street' character Kylie Turner because she had such a difficult upbringing
Paula Lane feels sorry for her 'Coronation Street' character.
The actress plays Kylie Turner in the ITV1 soap and while viewers are appalled at her behaviour - which has seen her sell her young son Max to sister Becky after getting pregnant at 16 - Paula believes her troubled childhood is partly to blame for her actions.
She said: "Kylie's a mixed-up girl, but she's had to fight for survival. I feel for her - it's quite a sad story. When I analyse things that have happened in my past I can draw on it to play her."
Kylie - who was raised by an alcoholic mother - initially demanded £20,000 from Becky (Katherine Kelly) and her husband Steve (Simon Gregson) for Max but returned on the night of the tram crash and asked for a further £20,000 in order for them to keep the little boy and while Paula doesn't agree with her character selling her son, she can see why she did it.
The 24-year-old star said in an interview with the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I'm maternal myself so it's difficult to understand why Kylie doesn't want Max, but she was 16 when she had him and hasn't been able to have a life of her own. She genuinely thinks he can have a better life with Becky and Steve."