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Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh opens up over losing ambition during soap role

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previous coronation street Star Julie Hesmondhull has revealed that she “lost all ambition” to pursue other acting jobs while working for the soap.

Hesmondhalf, best known for Playing Haley Cropper on the Cobblestones Between 1998 and 2014, my enjoyment of this position meant that I was no longer interested in other jobs. “It was a very mundane job. It was something I went and did and then came back to my family, so I never thought of myself as an actor,” she said. mirror.

“I had no intention of leaving,” she added.

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The actress continued: “A lot of people are thinking about how I came and how I left. coronation street It was a pretty sensational soap storyline, but there was a lot of pottering in the intervening 16 years.

“I lost all ambition and any kind of idea of ​​doing anything else. I was very happy there.”

between her A 16-year stint on the cobblestonesHesmonhalg appeared in many memorable stories, including falling in love with and marrying Roy Cropper, being arrested for kidnapping a foster child, and being the first transgender character to appear on a soap. Did.

She left the cobblestone streets after being involved in a storyline in which her character Haley was diagnosed with terminal cancer and helped to die.

Julie Hesmondhalgh as Hayley Cropper, Roy Cropper's Coronation Street


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Regarding her decision to quit soap, the actress said it was her stage production job in 2012. Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster As a result, she realized that she had work outside Coronation street.

“Doing that made me realize there were other things I wanted to do and stories I wanted to tell,” she said. But I still miss Hailey. coronation street.”

Since leaving the soap, Hesmondhalg has happy valley, Doctor Who When Agreement.

coronation street It airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

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