The soap star, who announced earlier this month that she will be leaving the show after its 50th anniversary, admitted that it will be a relief to get away from her character for a while.
Speaking to the News of the World, she said: "I'm looking forward to getting away from her and not having fans shouting Janice at me all the time. I'm proud my character is so believable - it proves I've done my job - but people think we really are one and the same.
"They see me as a gobby argumentative woman, a full-on loudmouth who doesn't take any crap. I'm not like her at all - some viewers think she is a scally. We both have northern accents and I once worked in a factory to pay off a student loan but that is it.
"I get builders shouting, 'Show us your t*ts Janice'. They'd get the shock of their lives if I did! And fans send over pints of beer for 'Janice' when I'm out. It's kind - but I drink white wine!"
The actress revealed that it was her husband, Corrie props man Andy Chapman, who encouraged her to leave the show to explore other acting opportunities.
She says: "He was right but it's a great job and a nice wage. Up until very recently I wasn't ready to say goodbye to that. I've known the day was coming for a couple of years so I've been saving up so we don't need to worry about money. Phil [Collinson] was lovely and said he'd like me to return one day. But I still don't know if Janice will die in the tram.
Entwistle claimed that she would love to get the Battersbys back together one last time. She said: "Whatever happens I don't have one single regret. Janice has been wonderful - being part of Coronation Street has been fantastic and I have memories that will last me a lifetime. I will miss Janice every single day but a little part of her will stay with me forever."