Helen Flanagan dreams of Romeo and Juliet role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 October 2014
Helen Flanagan

Helen Flanagan

Helen Flanagan has said that playing Juliet in the tragic Shakespeare love story Romeo & Juliet would be a dream come true

Helen Flanagan dreams of acting in 'Romeo and Juliet'.

The ex-'Coronation Street' star has named the Shakespeare play's female protagonist the character she would most like to play.

She told The Sun newspaper: "I am such a romantic. I would really, really love to play Juliet - it's my total dream role."

However, the 24-year-old actress - who has been dating Manchester City footballer Scott Sinclair since she was 19 - admitted she would find performing in the tale of star-crossed lovers a challenge.

She explained: "I know people will probably think it's a really weird ambition but I was actually good at Shakespeare when I was at school.

"My ultimate goal in acting is to appear in Romeo and Juliet, I love everything about it, especially the balcony scene."

She added: "Oh, I so, so want to do that. I want the challenge of it, to really push myself.

"I've never done theatre. It'll be terrifying but I know I can do it."

Despite her ambition to take to the stage in the tragic love story, the actress-turned-model - who appeared as Rosie Webster in 'Coronation Street' for 12 years - is considering continuing her studies rather than return to acting, following her departure from the ITV soap in 2012.

She stated: "I loved the show, I still do. But there's lots more I want to do. I might even go to university.

"I'd like to study something like psychology."

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