Coronation Street producers are doing anything they can to keep some of the biggest names on the soap from leaving the series. As a matter of fact, one report suggests that writers are now giving the show’s stars a chance to contribute to upcoming storylines in a bid to keep them from leaving altogether.
According to Britain’s Daily Star, four big names are about to say goodbye to Weatherfield: Catherine Tyldesley, Shayne Ward, Malcolm Hebden and Helen Flanigan. Helen, who plays Rosie Webster, is going on maternity leave.
And now producers are giving the rest of the cast an opportunity to add their own lines to the script in hopes that it will keep them on the show. Actress Jane Danson, who plays Leanne Battersby, told the publication: “We can put our creative points of view across now. So, rather than be miserable, we get a little bit of the old characters back.”
Apparently, a lot of the actors are concerned about the path that the soap has taken in recent months. They believe that there are way too much blood and murder than love and relationship drama. The show has also gotten blasted by critics for its dark and twisted storylines. Producers have promised that the soap would “cater for everyone” and hopefully go back to its soap roots. Even actress Sue Clever, who plays Pat Phelan’s wife Eileen, says she wants a break from the dark storylines.
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