Michelle Collins defends her 'Corrie' role

Thursday March 7, 2013

Michelle Collins has defended her hard work on Coronation Street character Stella Price, following complaints about her casting.

The actress, who shot to fame as Cindy Beale in EastEnders, received a barrage of criticism about her northern accent when she landed the role of Stella Price.

But she said: "It was a bit of a rocky road but I've worked extremely hard to make it work.

"I love playing Stella because she's so feisty and her own woman - her affair with a younger man, Jason Grimshaw (Ryan Thomas), is just one sign of that. I know I've got some good storylines this year, so hopefully I'm around for a while.

She continued: "I just take every day as it comes as I think you should always be a little bit humble in this business - you never know when you could get axed or killed off!"

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