Beverley Callard would 'love' daughter to be on rival soap

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 March 2015
Rebecca Callard

Rebecca Callard

'Coronation Street' actress Beverley Callard's daughter Rebecca has revealed she thinks her mum would "love it" if she were to star in a rival soap such as 'EastEnders'

'Coronation Street' actress Beverley Callard would "love it" if her daughter were to star in a rival soap.

Rebecca Callard has revealed her mother, who plays Liz McDonald in the ITV soap, is a huge fan of rival dramas such as 'EastEnders' and 'Emmerdale' so would have no issue with her working on them.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "My mum loves 'EastEnders', absolutely loves it. In fact my mum watches 'Emmerdale' and she watches 'EastEnders' and I think she watches 'Holby' [Holby City] as well, religiously. So I think, I mean she absolutely loves it, so I think she'd love it [if I were in 'EastEnders']."

However, the 39-year-old actress admits that despite living in London, she's not great at putting on an east London accent and claims Beverley, 57, would rather she worked alongside her on Manchester-based soap 'Coronation Street'.

Rebecca - who is set to star alongside former soap stars Jo Joyner and Michelle Keegan in 'Ordinary Lies' - explained: "She'd probably like me to be in Corrie because she'd like me to live up north so she could see more of me but my cockney accent isn't particularly great [anyway]."

And although Rebecca would be more than happy to work with her mum, she doesn't think it would be possible as she's appeared in 'Corrie' in the past.

She added: "It would be fun to work with her but I don't think I could go back now because I've been in it ... Unless she [my character] turns up again but I think she ran her course really."

'Ordinary Lies' is on BBC One on Tuesday March 17 at 9pm.

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