Michelle Keegan thanks Coronation Street
Michelle Keegan has thanked 'Coronation Street', insisting her six years on the ITV soap had made her more "mature" as an actress
Michelle Keegan has thanked 'Coronation Street' for making her a better actress.
The brunette beauty departed her six-year role as Tina McIntyre in a dramatic storyline last year, which saw her character murdered by Rob Donovan (Marc Baylis) and has thanked the ITV soap for making her "mature" as an actress.
She said: "'Corrie' made me a better actress, it was an amazing platform.
"You go in day in, day out for 12 hours and I had amazing storylines in 'Coronation Street' so I do think it gave me the experience to go on and do other things."
The 27-year-old actress - who is engaged to former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Mark Wright - is set to appear in BBC One drama 'Ordinary Lies' as Tracy, whose boyfriend enlists her help to smuggle drugs back into the UK.
Speaking about the role, she added: "I got a few scripts but this was the one that I really wanted.
"I left the audition and I said to myself that I had to get that part, I fell in love with it."
And Michelle has admitted she relates to her character in the BBC One show and thinks she is a little more "glamourous" than her previous role.
She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "The wardrobe situation? I'd say Tracy is a little bit more glamorous than Tina, just a little bit.
"I can relate to her, she's a normal girl, she's in a job that just gets her by, it pays for the clothes and her make-up.
"She just wants a better life and that's what gets her in trouble. She ends up in a very extreme situation and what you see is that it starts out as a holiday, everything's fine and she's having a great trip with her mates. Then it turns really sinister."