Faye Brookes doesn’t see how anyone could get “bored” working on Coronation Street because there are so many plot twists and turns.
The 31-year-old actress’ alter-ego Kate Connor was left devastated when her on-screen fiancée Rana Habeeb (Bhavna Limbachia) tragically died in the factory roof collapse, and Faye has admitted she particularly loves portraying her character because “anything could happen”.
She said: “It would be nice to see her happy, but I honestly don’t believe she’ll ever be the same again.
“She’s on edge and I don’t know where that could go. Anything could happen and I love that about my job – it keeps you on your toes.
“I don’t know how anybody could get bored here at Corrie. But I do hope she finds some sort of happiness.”
Kate and Rana’s growing romance led to the couple being dubbed “Kana” by soap super-fans, and Faye admits the social media reaction to the plot made the storyline “even more amazing”.
Speaking to TV Life magazine, she added: “We didn’t expect there to be a Kana fandom and I think that’s what’s made it even more amazing.”
Faye recently admitted Rana’s passing was the “hardest thing” she has ever filmed.
She said: “Rana’s death was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to film and emotionally I ran myself into the ground with it.”
Shortly before Rana’s death was confirmed on-screen, Faye’s real-life fiance Gareth Gates accidentally confirmed the news on Twitter – and the Gareth admits he “felt terrible”.
He said: “It was a complete accident. We were out having some drinks when it aired and I lost track of time and thought it had already played out on screen. I felt terrible.”
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