Georgia Taylor open to six-month Corrie deal

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 July 2013
Georgia Taylor

Georgia Taylor

Georgia Taylor admits she is intrigued about a possible return to 'Coronation Street', but insists she would only accept a six-month deal or longer because she doesn't want to "undo" her six years of hard work on the cobbles by flitting in and out of Weatherfield

Georgia Taylor says she would have to be in 'Coronation Street' for at least six months if she was to go back.

The 33-year-old actress - who played Toyah Battersby in the ITV soap before leaving in 2003 - is intrigued about returning to Weatherfield to reprise her role but insists she wouldn't accept a one-month deal on the show because it would "undo" her six years of hard work on the cobbles.

Georgia - who still speaks to her former on-screen sister Jane Danson (Leanne Tilsley) - said: "I haven't even been asked. Jane always says, 'Do you think you would, Sis?' and I'm like, 'I don't know'.

"If you go back, I think you've got to commit to it.

"I wouldn't go for just a month because I think to flit back as someone who floats in and out, that almost undoes the work I did there and have done since.

"I would want to do a good six months with a purpose of going back with a story-driven reason, not just me not being able to pay my mortgage.

"A creative decision rather than any other decision. I have no idea what Toyah would be up to now. but they would have to come up with something interesting and believable.

"She's been in London for 10 years, for the whole of her 20s, so she could be an earth mother into her crystals. She could be into clubbing.

"The mind boggles -- I don't know."

Despite failing to rule out a possible return to 'Corrie', Georgia - who is currently playing barrister turned CPS prosecutor Kate Barker in 'Law and Order: UK' - feels she has been typecast by her role in the soap, although she is grateful to the show for putting her on the map.

She added to The Sun newspaper: "There is still a thing where soaps are slightly different to the rest of TV.

"They have their own soap awards. I think it is seen as a different medium, you have continuing drama separate to drama. Actually, there are people doing excellent work in both.

"I can't say whether it is getting better because I don't know what conversations people have about me. Producers and directors might go, 'She's still a bit too soapy'.

"I have nothing to compare it to because I have only had this career.

"I don't know how different my career would have been if I hadn't been in Corrie. I think it opened some doors, and shut other doors."

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