The Coronation Street star, Weatherfield's Stella Price, believes that the industry is becoming "harder and harder" to flourish in.
"I'd much rather she didn't become an actress because it is a very tough life and I think it is going to get harder and harder," she told the Daily Record of her only child Maia.
"But she's quite good at it and was in a school play recently," she added.
"There is a lot of pressure to do well at exams. So she is really focused and now we are looking at universities."
Of the split between her career and family commitments, Collins revealed: "I go up to Manchester on a Sunday and travel home on a Friday. It is not an ideal situation but it works. It has to because I'm a single parent."
Collins added: "There is no man in my life but I'm hoping there will be. I'm enjoying being 50. I've got a great job and I'm healthy. So I'm feeling good."