Earlier this month, it was announced that Cooper had been cast as wannabe WAG Alex, who will make a play for Mercedes McQueen's fiancé Riley Costello in a new love triangle storyline.
However, in an interview with Holy Soap, the actress insisted that Alex will not merely be the villain of the piece.
Cooper explained: "She would be a great friend to go out on the town with and likes to let her hair down. Alex will cause quite a stir in the village but is likeable as well. She's clever too and has a good head on her shoulders."
The new recruit also discussed how things will develop between Alex and Mercedes, who is currently excited about her upcoming wedding and future with Riley.
She said: "The girls have quite a lot in common and will give each other a run for their money. Alex is definitely going to test Riley's relationship with Mercedes. It will be really interesting to see how he deals with it, if he makes the right decision and what the consequences will be."
Cooper has previously appeared in Coronation Street, Married Single Other and Skins.
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