New Corrie star expects "feathers to fly"
The actress, who made an uncredited appearance in Titanic, has reportedly told friends she is nervous about working with soap veterans Bill Roache (Ken Barlow) and Barbara Knox (Rita Sullivan).
Boyd's character Clarissa Mason will clash with Liz McDonald when she believes the Rovers Return landlady is after her husband Harry.
Speaking to The Mirror, she said: "Expect a few feathers to fly across the cobbles when Clarissa takes on fiery Liz."
Boyd has also appeared in US shows Party of Five and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, as well as an episode of BBC soap Doctors.