Corrie's Charlie Lawson prefers farming to acting
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 April 2011
'Coronation Street' star Charlie Lawson claims he now prefers working on his farm to acting, as there is less ''bulls**t''
Charlie Lawson prefers farming to acting.
The 51-year-old star - best known for playing 'Coronation Street' rogue Jim McDonald on and off since 1989 - claims his profession has grown increasingly "boring" and is now more content to work with partner Debbie Stanley in their farm shop in Cheshire.
He said: "I wouldn't say farming's taken over our lives, but it's become important to Debbie and we enjoy working together immensely.
"It gives me an opportunity to say no to things that I don't want to do. Because there's nothing worse after 35 years of doing things you don't want to bloody do.
"The acting business has changed a great deal since I started. There's very little time for fun anymore. It's all got a bit serious. It's frowned upon if you have a glass of wine."
Charlie, 51, is particularly unhappy with the attitudes of producers and directors, saying he hates the way actors are treated like children by production staff.
He added to The Sun newspaper: "Don't get me wrong, I'll work my a**e off but I do like to relax and not be talked to as if I am a child.
"Farming is infinitely better. There's no bulls**t with meat."
Despite his comments, Charlie has not ruled out another return to Weatherfield in future, even though his recent stint ended with him being arrested for armed robbery.
He said: "Let's not forget we are in Never Never Land and Tracy Barlow suddenly appeared after being found guilty of murder.
"Bobby Ewing could leap out of the shower, you never know."