Catherine Tyldeseley's Michelle Collins nerves

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 July 2011
Michelle Collins

Michelle Collins

New 'Coronation Street' actress Catherine Tyldeseley was ''nervous'' about working with Michelle Collins, who plays her on-screen mother, because she was such a fan of the actress when she was in 'EastEnders'

Catherine Tyldseley was "nervous" about working with Michelle Collins because she grew up watching her in 'EastEnders'.

The 27-year-old actress was overjoyed to land the role of Eva Price in 'Coronation Street', and was relieved when she quickly formed a bond with Michelle, who plays her on screen mother Stella.

She said: "I was really nervous about working with her because I grew up watching her play Cindy Beale in 'EastEnders'.

"She's absolutely brilliant though and we got on like a house on fire. I felt like we clicked straight away."

Catherine was also pleased to get the chance to work with "big sister" Katherine Kelly - who plays Becky McDonald - again after previously starring together in 'No Angels'.

She said in an interview with the Daily Mirror newspaper: "TV was all very new to me so Kat took me under her wing. She's like my big sister - and a lot of people says we look alike.

"Now for me to be in 'Coronation Street' alongside my friend is just amazing. Everyone loves 'Coronation Street' in our family so they are al absolutely thrilled."

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