Coronation Street lesbians vow to quit if split

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 March 2011
Sophie Webster

Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent

Coronation Street's lesbian couple - played by actresses Brooke Vincent and Sacha Parkinson - have vowed to quit their roles on the ITV1 soap if producers call time on their romance

Coronation Street's lesbian couple have vowed to quit the ITV1 soap if producers call time on their romance.

Brooke Vincent and Sacha Parkinson - who play teen lovers Sophie Webster and Sian Powers - insist they will leave the show altogether if 'Corrie' bosses split their alter-egos up, because they think they made a great partnership.

Brooke explained: "'If they split us up, I'd leave. It's made too much impact for them to break it up. It's gone past the line. Me and Sach think we should win Best Partnership at the Soap Awards.

"Too many people have come up to us and said, 'Thank you. Without this, I wouldn't have been able to come out to my parents or have people accept me'.

"There's a pressure to make it 100 per cent believable. Because we're not gay ourselves, it could be like watching someone in a film trying to put on an Irish accent and getting it totally wrong."

The pair - who are the first lesbian couple to feature 'Coronation Street' - admitted they are gradually turning into their characters, and tell one another they love each other "all the time".

Sacha added to heat magazine: "We just come as a pair now. We tell each other we love each other all the time. I think we're really starting to become our characters."

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