Terence Maynard: Coronation Street scarier than Tom Cruise

'Coronation Street' star Terence Maynard insists he was more nervous on his first day on the soap than when he was starring opposite Tom Cruise in 'Edge of Tomorrow'

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Terence Maynard

Terence Maynard says joining 'Coronation Street' was scarier than filming alongside Tom Cruise.

The actor plays Tony Stewart in the ITV soap and starred opposite the legendary actor in 2014 sci-fi movie 'Edge of Tomorrow', but he insists he was more nervous before his first day in Weatherfield than rubbing shoulders with one of the Hollywood greats.

He said: "I was sweating, the make-up people were mopping my brow. It was more nerve-wracking than on 'Edge of Tomorrow' because when you're in a film with Tom Cruise, he's the one who's got the pressure."

The soap star also admitted he felt nervous working with 'Corrie' stalwart Bill Roache, who plays Ken Barlow.

He added to The Sun newspaper: "I did a scene with Ken Barlow and I felt tense. Bill Roache is a lovely guy and told me he liked my character but I was still nervous filming my first scene at the bar with him- he's part of my childhood".

However, Terence believes part of his nerves stem from him growing up in Liverpool, which is relatively close to the soap's setting of Manchester and therefore he has always held the programme in high esteem.

He said: "It was terrifying at first, because for me, growing up in the North, 'Coronation Street' is embedded in your DNA."

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