Leanne and Nick, who were last romantically involved in 2010, shock Weatherfield when they officially reunite in an episode screened next Wednesday.
Speaking to Soaplife, Danson explained of Leanne's mindset: "What Nick proposes to her is what it says on the tin: live with me in a nice flat, I'll look after you, love you and make you happy.
"He's got a good job, he's much more stable than Peter, he's basically everything Peter isn't. So she's looking on it as a totally different life and a fresh start for her and Simon.
"She's trying to be practical about everything. She does have feelings for Nick, but she's thinking with her head more than anything else."
Danson recently confessed that filming her custody battle for Simon Barlow has been emotionally challenging.