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'Coronation Street' Paula Lane: 'Fans don't recognise me'

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Paula Lane at the 2010 Inside Soap Awards

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Coronation Street star Paula Lane has admitted that fans rarely recognise her when she's out in public.

The actress has been playing feisty Kylie Platt for nearly two years and has featured in a number of high-profile storylines. Viewers have seen Kylie sell her own son Max, brawl with half-sister Becky and marry local schemer David (Jack P Shepherd).

However, Lane told The Mirror: "I've hardly even been recognised! That's because I've really tried to make Kylie different from me - that was a conscious decision.

"I knew I'd struggle with the fame side of being in Corrie so I thought that if I can make her very different, it's going to make it easier to separate the two.

"I hardly wear any make-up in real life and I wear my hair loose or even put a hat on. I used to wear a quiff, but Kylie stole it! That was a choice I made for my screen test and they loved it, so it's carried on."

She continued: "I might get the odd, you know, 'Ooh you minx' from people with a squeeze of my cheek. But as soon as they speak to me they realise I'm just playing a part."

Gail and David are thrilled when Kyle tells them she has got custody of Max

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David and Kylie are overjoyed to have Max back

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Lane added that she believes Kylie is a good person, despite the extreme behaviour she displayed during her early days on the cobbles.

"Kylie's a very complex character," she said. "I'd be lying if I said there were times when I didn't really struggle to justify her actions.

"You get some really evil people in the world, but I don't think Kylie is one of them. She's just been so tarnished by neglect, troubles in her family and upbringing and I've been able to delve into that."

Kylie comes back to the forefront of Coronation Street in the next few days as she gets involved in David's salon war with Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls).

> Coronation Street Jack P Shepherd: 'I'll defend David over salon war'
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Watch a preview of Thursday night's (March 29) Coronation Street episode in the video below:

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