Coronation Street's Jane Danson sad she won't work with Kym Marsh anymore

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 March 2017
Jane Danson

Jane Danson

Jane Danson is sad that she won't get to work with Kym Marsh as much on 'Coronation Street' anymore after their alter egos fell out

'Coronation Street's Jane Danson is devastated she won't get to work with Kym Marsh as much anymore.

The 38-year-old actress - who portrays new mum Leanne Battersby in the long-running soap - has really enjoyed working closely with the brunette beauty, who plays Michelle McDonald, over the past few months but is gutted that their alter egos have now become enemies after it was revealed last week that the restaurant owner's newborn son belongs to the barmaid's husband Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson).

Speaking on 'Lorraine' on Thursday (02.03.17), she said: "I think for Kym and I it's been a very heavy story. It's close to both our hearts in so many ways. But we've got through it and obviously the big real of the baby was revealed last week so in one sense, although we've had all this drama over the last six or seven months, it's the start of a new chapter, which is how they all deal with the repercussions.

"Given the emotion of the story and the devastating effects that it's had on everybody's life but particularly Michelle's. I don't know how they can ever go back and you have to look after your own character.

"Obviously, as a viewer, Leanne's been in the wrong for a lot of it but at the same time I have to look after her and find the reasons why she's done what she's done.

"I feel quite sorry for he because never actually goes right.... It's how they all deal with it. Her relationship with Michelle can't really go forward, which is a shame because Kym and I love working together."

The soap came under fire last week when Jane's character Leanne gave birth in a lift within an unrealistic few minutes but she has admitted they were actually shooting those graphic scenes for two days.

She explained: "It was very strange. I think from a technical point of view, it was very difficult because we had very limited space for lights and cameras and obviously haven given birth twice myself, I know it can be quite a long drawn out process, whereas Leanne's was about 40 minutes. Although on screen it was literally minutes, we were shooting for 10/12 hours over two days, so technically it was quite difficult."

Jane has teased that there's a lot of ups and downs to come for the characters involved over the next coming months and, in particular, the breakdown of her relationship with Nick Tilsley (Ben Price).

The 45-year-old actor is set to bow out of the soap as the hunky businessman over the the next coming months and, although they've still got a little while left before they part ways, Jane is sad he's leaving.

She said: "I will miss Ben hugely because we've worked together for the past eight years and we really get on. Even though the storylines can be quite miserable, we actually have fun and he's a really good man, really kind and I will miss him a lot."

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