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'Coronation Street' Kate Ford interview - Part Two

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Coronation Street actress Kate Ford recently had a chat with Digital Spy about Tracy Barlow's big Christmas storyline.

To read Kate's thoughts on Tracy's lies over her miscarriage, head over to the main interview if you haven't already.

Here, though, we present some extra bonus bits from our Q&A with Kate.

In real life, you're good friends with Shobna Gulati (Sunita), so would you maybe like to have more scenes with her in the future?
"Well, unfortunately Tracy and Sunita don't get on! Tracy doesn't get on with anybody. But I'm hoping that I can share my dressing room with Shobna soon. I share with Helen Flanagan at the moment, but Helen's leaving so I might have to request Shobna's company. Helen's lovely to share with too, but we're both completely messy and it's like a pig sty!"

Is there anyone on the street who you'd like Tracy to share more scenes with?
"It's a tricky question to answer - I can't think of anybody, because the thing about Tracy is that she is an outsider. She doesn't have a lot of female friends and I can't imagine her having a lot of girl friends either. I think she'd be more likely to have a male friend, so maybe she could have a new man to take her mind off things.

"But Tracy is not a girly girl and I can't imagine her with girly friends. She's got one friend - Hannah in London. And I've got a friend called Hannah who lives in London too, so every time I say it, I think of her!"

Tracy tells Steve about Becky's new man
Have you enjoyed the scenes showing Tracy behind the bar at The Rovers this year?
"Yes, I quite enjoyed being behind the bar at The Rovers - the only downside is that you are there standing up for a long time! Most people feel pleased when they're not behind the bar at The Rovers as an actor, because it is quite exhausting. But I quite liked it - I enjoyed the banter and the light-heartedness of it."

When you're out and about, what kind of a reaction do you get from viewers over your role as Tracy?
"It's not negative at all. A lot of people say things like, 'Give Steve hell!', 'You leave Steve alone!', 'We're on Becky's side!' or 'We're on Tracy's side!' People tend to enter into the fun of it."

Do you think Tracy could have any involvement in Peter's current storyline?
"Tracy and Peter are quite similar in many ways. They're always making trouble and they're never happy with their lot. The two of them are always searching for something else or something more. I'm not sure yet whether we'll have many scenes in the future, but they do have a common ground."

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