Samia Ghadie: Maria should be in mental home

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 July 2012
Samia Ghadie

Samia Ghadie

Samia Ghadie thinks her 'Coronation Street' alter-ego, Maria Connor, should be in a "mental home" because she's had such an eventful life

Samia Ghadie thinks her 'Coronation Street' alter-ego should be in a "mental home".

The actress has played Maria Connor in the ITV1 soap for the past 12 years and says the hairdresser should be receiving professional help because of her eventful life.

Speaking about Maria - who has had a stillborn baby, buried a murdered husband, given birth on a beach and been sexually assaulted - Samia said: "You could write a book about what's happened to Maria. If that happened in real life, she'd have ended up in a mental home by now."

Maria is currently enjoying a fling with builder Jason Grimshaw (Ryan Thomas) and Samia is hoping things will work out for them because Maria has had such bad luck in the past.

She told The Sun newspaper: "I've been on 'Corrie' for 12 years now and Ryan and I are such good mates. We get on so well. So when Maria starts getting very friendly with Jason it feels weird kissing Ryan. It's like kissing my brother. And, oh my goodness me, we just have to giggle about it. We have to make a joke.

"You don't get nervous, you just laugh a lot as it does feel so strange. Maria deserves someone who won't hurt her as she has had her fair share of bad boyfriends.

"In the nicest possible way, being with Jason is an uncomplicated relationship for her. They first dated 10 years ago and so it makes sense for Maria."

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