Hollywood star Jane Seymour has said that she would like a role on Coronation Street.
The 68-year-old actress thinks it would be “fun” to land a guest role on the cobbles after her friends Sir Ian McKellen and Nigel Havers previously enjoyed stints in Weatherfield.
She said: “My friend Ian McKellen told me, ‘You’ve got to do Corrie’ and I thought, ‘Yes, why not.’
“If they called me, and I could go there and do it and have some fun with it, then yes. It’s a cult thing. Nigel Havers went to school with me and he was in Corrie for a bit.”
Sir Ian appeared on the ITV show for 10 episodes in 2005 as conman novelist Mel Hutchwright, while Nigel portrayed Lewis Archer on and off over the years – first appearing in 2009 – until his character’s death in January 2019.
However, Jane – who is in a relationship with director and producer David Green – admitted despite being keen on a role, she hasn’t actually seen the ITV soap for several decades.
She added to Closer magazine: “I haven’t actually seen it since Ena Sharples was in it. My boyfriend David started out on Emmerdale and that’s still going strong.”
The London-born star now lives in Malibu, California, but loves returning to the UK several times a year.
She said: “I go back to England all the time – I love everything about it. I’m an AmeriBrit. I’ve definitely not lost my accent, but I can do an American accent, absolutely.”
The Somewhere in Time actress – who was previously married to Michael Attenborough, Geoffrey Planer, David Flynn and James Keach – previously opened up about aging, and admitted she feels sexier now than when she was younger.
She said: “I feel much sexier now than I ever did when I was younger. Then I was like, ‘Oh gosh, I’m supposed to be sexy. What is that?!’
“There’s an enormous freedom in having lived as long as I have. Like my father used to say, I’m comfortable in my own skin.”
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