Tina O'Brien worries about Corrie replacement
Tina O'Brien would hate for her former character Sarah-Louise Platt to be played by another actress on 'Coronation Street', even though she turned down the chance to return
Tina O'Brien would hate to be replaced on 'Coronation Street'.
Although the 29-year-old actress quit her role as Sarah-Louise Platt in 2007 and has already turned down one approach to return, she hasn't ruled out an eventual comeback and hopes soap bosses don't replace her with a new actress in the meantime.
She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "They did ask me back once, but I'd just signed to do 'Waterloo Road' so there was no way I could.
"I had the best eight years ever on 'Corrie', I loved it. But I had been there since I left high school at 16 and felt I had to go.
"It was all I'd known and I had to get out and experience the big wide world.
"But now that I'm older, yes, I would love the opportunity to go back one day.
"Sometimes I think they could bring Sarah-Lou back but with a different face, played by someone else.
"That happens - but it would be awful!"
Although Tina was dumped by Ryan Thomas, her former co-star and father of her daughter Scarlett in 2009, she says they now have a great relationship so returning wouldn't be awkward.
She explained: "There are times when it's been quite difficult but I'm really fortunate to have my mum and dad and a brilliant family around me.
"And Ryan is unbelievably hands-on too, and she just loves being with him.
"He's brilliant. Things are good.
"We have found a really nice way of doing things and Scarlett is really happy, which has always been the most important thing.
"She feels safe and secure."