The actress was seen bowing out from her role as Weatherfield's Janice Battersby back in March following a 14-year-stint on the programme.
Speaking about how she felt after departing the show, Entwistle told the Blackpool Gazette: "I missed it but I was pleased to find that there is life after the Street. It does take over your life and although it's a very happy programme to be involved with, there comes a time when you want more than learning a new script almost every day.
"I went to drama school and learned different things. I needed to prove to myself again - and the rest of the world - that I could still do them. I wanted to show that there was more to me than Janice.
"I couldn't have done it for that long if I hadn't enjoyed it, but I started in it when I was 28 and finished when I was 42 - and in that time I'd moved three times, got married and got two dogs. It came to the stage where I didn't want to look back and start regretting what I might have done."
As reported earlier this year, the soap star is to appear as the Wicked Queen in a production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Blackpool's Grand Theatre over Christmas.
Entwistle told the newspaper that she is hoping to portray "strong women who have something to say" once her pantomime stint is over.
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Rewatch Janice's Coronation Street exit in the video below: