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Katy Cavanagh: Day One

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Katy Cavanagh: Day One
Katy Cavanagh first appeared in Coronation Street as Julie Carp in April 2008 and quickly became a permanent fixture in Weatherfield when she moved in with her 'Kirky' and secured a job as an Underworld machinist and then supervisor. Producers are now bringing Julie to the forefront of the Manchester-based soap as her relationship with Kirk begins to wither and her mother Paula (Sharon Duce) appears on the cobbles and the shocking secret she's had stowed away for years.

So what does a week in the life of a Corrie actor consist of? The lovely Katy Cavanagh reveals all in Day One of our first ever 'Week In The Life Of...' feature.

9am: Arrived at work, straight into makeup to get my Julie 'do'. Looked over my scenes for the day, on two units today. Got into my costume and chose my matching accessories - Julie spends a lot more time getting ready in the morning than I do!

11am: Managed a quick sip of tea before Sharon Duce and I headed over to the Roy's Rolls set to have a horrible row as Julie and Paula. Very complex relationship and I'm loving getting to grips with it and working with Sharon who is such an experienced and brilliant actress. Scene went well, I think.

12.30pm: Lunchtime. Had lunch in the canteen with Sharon and chatted about Paula and Julie then rushed off to the gym to train for an hour.

I have allowed myself to be persuaded to run the Wilmslow half marathon on March 29th, which is now feeling far too imminent. I've never run in anything before and am quite frankly terrified. I've decided to run it for the mental health charity Moodswings in Manchester and I've got far too many sponsors now to back out! I ran six miles at the weekend and honestly felt like my legs were going to fall off - think my brain got lost somewhere en route, too. Thirteen miles feels like a distant dream at the moment.

2.30pm: Back at work for make-up checks. Learned my lines for my scene with Fiz and Eileen. Julie is stepping up her campaign to catch the eye of gorgeous Jason. Subtlety is not Julie's forte and I have a feeling she may be disappointed in her efforts to seduce him...or maybe not?! Managed another sip of tea while the crew laid a track. Shot the scene outside - it was absolutely freezing and blowing a gale. Bring on the spring!

4pm: Ate a banana instead of a biscuit - VERY proud of myself and tried to locate my mug which has vanished from the green room. Someone already finished Guardian crossword - gutted!

5.30pm: Finished the scene, got changed and double-checked the schedule for tomorrow. Heavy workload this week as there are some big storylines for Julie. Can't wait to get started! Drove home to put my feet up, learn my lines and drink a whole cup of tea.

Don't forget to check back tomorrow evening for the second instalment!



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