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'Coronation Street' star Natalie Gumede makeover - pictures

Soap star Natalie Gumede has had a full makeover for a magazine photoshoot.

Gumede, who plays Kirsty Soames in Coronation Street, showed off her look in this week's Now magazine.

Natalie Gumede photoshoot for Now Magazine

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"You can't be too concerned about what you look like or letting yourself go," said Gumede of playing violent, upsetting scenes in the soap.

"Sometimes real life is ugly - to show that, you have to forget your inhibitions.

"Alan [Halsall, who plays Tyrone] and I have a great relationship - he's funny, cheeky and upbeat, so that keeps us laughing between the tough scenes.

Natalie Gumede photoshoot for Now Magazine

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"It was upsetting for me the first couple of times I had to be violent as Kirsty.

"It was hard to get to that place and come out straightaway, so I stayed at work for a few hours drinking tea, just to come back down.
Week 39 cover of NOW magazine

"I thought [the public would] hate me but I haven't been bashed over the head with a handbag or anything - yet! But people have shouted, 'Leave Tyrone alone!'"

Read the full feature in Now magazine, out today (Tuesday, September 18). Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad
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