Emmerdale actress Gaynor Faye has confessed that her famous screenwriter mum makes her audition for roles.
Gaynor, who currently plays Megan Macey in the ITV soap, is the daughter of Kay Mellor who is famous for bringing iconic shows such as Fat Friends, Band of Gold and The Syndicate to our screens.
Gaynor told The Sunday Mirror‘s Notebook that she doesn’t just get given parts by her mum.
She said: “She (my mum) always makes me audition – and there’s parts I’ve wanted and haven’t got – she’s no pushover.”
Gaynor, who also starred as Judy Mallett in Coronation Street also rubbished reports that she said she’d never work with her mum again.
The pair worked together on Fat Friends, Playing The Field and The Chase – which they co-wrote.
She added: “I’d never say that, my mum makes fantastic dramas, and as an actress you’d be a fool to say you wouldn’t work with someone who creates some of the best TV around.
“I actually said I was taking a break from acting in her work as I’d done a few series of hers and I started to worry people would think I was getting cast because we’re related. I began to think I had to prove myself.”
So that’s that settled then.
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Gaynor has starred as Megan since 2012 and has certainly proved herself in the Dales tackling hard-hitting storylines such as losing her son, Robbie and discovering her baby daughter has cerebral palsy.
She also broke hearts as Judy in Corrie, when she died hanging the washing out leaving her husband Gary and their baby twins on their own.
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