Sally Dynevor grateful to Corrie bosses
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 May 2011
Sally Dynevor is grateful to 'Coronation Street' bosses for giving her big storylines after she returned to work following her harrowing battle with breast cancer
Sally Dynevor is grateful to 'Coronation Street' bosses for giving her big storylines after she returned to work following a breast cancer battle.
The actress - who plays Sally Webster in the ITV1 soap - was diagnosed with breast cancer in real life, shortly after her alter-ego was given the same diagnosis, and after taking time off to recover, Sally was delighted to find herself in the middle of an onscreen love triangle with husband Kevin (Michael Le Vell) and Molly Dobbs (Vicky Binns).
She said: 'Coronation Street' has been brilliant in that way. I'm so grateful to the producers for not putting me on the shelf because I'd been ill and for giving me lots to do instead. That was just what I needed. I don't want people to look at me and think, 'Oh she's been ill.' I want them to look at me and think, 'Wow, how cool is that?' She's so busy.'"
Sally lost her hair during treatment for the illness and had to wear a wig for continuity purposes, but a new storyline has seen her character get a fashionable crop and the 47-year-old actress is delighted she can finally show off her own hair.
She added to HELLO! magazine: "The wig is in some cupboard somewhere; I hope I never have to see it again. It was quite liberating to lose it, but I really thought my own hair would be longer.
"It's also a different texture and it's curly, which it never has been before so it's strange. But I've had so many nice comments from people saying it's cool, I'm feeling good about it."