Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
9

Soaps Soap Scoop

Corrie's Ben Price on Leanne, live ep and more

By
Nick Tilsley from Coronation Street

© ITV

I recently had a chat with Coronation Street actor Ben Price to hear about the devastating times ahead for Nick Tilsley after his girlfriend Natasha Blakeman takes an overdose of pills.

Click here to read the main part of the chat, which sees Ben offer his take on the dramatic new storyline.

Read on, however, for bonus bits from the interview - including Ben's thoughts on the future of Nick's love life and Corrie's 50th anniversary!

What are your thoughts on Rachel Leskovac's departure from the show?
"I loved working with her, but I think she went out on a brilliant story. I think that she's a brilliant actress and she's still going to get work afterwards. I was really pleased for her, because she got such a fantastic storyline and she did it brilliantly. That's the way you want to leave a show - you don't want to turn left out of Dev's shop and never come back, you want a series of stories that really make people remember you. Rachel is very, very good - and she'll have no trouble working after Corrie."

You mentioned earlier that we see a real change in Nick after this storyline - will that mean a change in the way he treats people?
"A bit! He'll still be a bit unpleasant with the factory workers - people like Sean and Janice! But I think we'll see a change in his relationship with his mum - that's a big change, as his mum was right. We'll also maybe see a bit of a change with his brother, but there'll always be some tension there. And maybe a bit of a change with Leanne, as he realises what he did have and what he left. I think that's the big change - realising what he could have had."

Would you like to see Nick get back with Leanne?
"There'd have to be a big journey to get to that point, but yeah, I would. But who knows? I don't know how it's going to go! But I think that would be great. But I think it could also be great if there's someone else on the Street who could come into his life. It's nice to keep spicing things up, really."

Coronation Street 50th Anniversary logo
Do you know whether Nick will play much of a part in the 50th anniversary episodes?
"I haven't got a clue, genuinely! I haven't had one script showing what happens, and I don't know what happens in the live episode either. I'll only know before the anniversary episodes, so I don't know at all what's going to happen."

Are you hoping to be involved in the live episode?
"I'm quite happy to be, but I'm also quite happy not to be! It's their choice. I'm just happy to get the stories I'm getting, as they've been great, but if the stories stop and someone else comes to the forefront, then that's how the show works. There's some characters that have been here longer than I have, so that could be a big episode for them."

Are the cast nervous about the live ep?
"Well, it's a bit far away, but yeah - it's not going to be a breeze and it's going to be very big, and very ambitious! But we've still got a lot of stuff to film. It's only September, and there's a lot of stuff to come before that…"

Let me know your thoughts on the above using the usual form below! Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

You May Like

Comments

Loading...