'Good lesbian' Brooke Vincent

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 March 2011
Sophie Webster

Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent

'Coronation Street' actress Brooke Vincent is ''really proud'' to have been told she makes a ''good lesbian'', as she wants to give a realistic portrayal of her alter-ego Sophie Webster

'Coronation Street' actress Brooke Vincent has been told she makes a "good lesbian".

The 18-year-old star - who plays troubled teen Sophie Webster in the ITV1 soap - explained she and co-star Sacha Parkinson (Sian Powers) are pleased to be giving a realistic portrayal of young girls struggling with their sexuality.

She explained: "I've been told I'm a good lesbian! A woman stopped me at the traffic lights the other day to say that, so I felt really proud.

"The thing me and Sacha wanted to do most with this plot was to make it realistic, so we can portray a story about two girls who are in love. We've had some great feedback, which is really flattering."

Brooke also said she "feels fantastic" when she hears the duo's hard-hitting storyline is helping young female viewers to accept their own sexuality.

She added to Inside Soap magazine: "When I hear this storyline has helped a young girl to come out to her parents, it feels fantastic.

"I get a lot of messages from female viewers, which makes what we do feel worthwhile."

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