Sunday, September 24, 2023

Coronation Street’s Paula Lane on career regret that sparked ‘real learning curve’


Actress Paula Lane said goodbye to her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street after portraying the character for almost seven years. Since then, she has primarily worked in theatre, albeit as the mother of two small children, she has learned that she needs to pace herself.

Anyone who has small kids understands how difficult it can be to juggle raising them, working, and making time for yourself.

Paula Lane, a former cast member of Coronation Street, has acknowledged that she is not unique and has discovered the necessity for “balance.”

Since quitting the soap opera in 2016, where she had been portraying Kylie Platt for nearly seven years, the star has mainly made appearances on stage.

With an eight and a six-year-old in real life in addition to the two children she played on film, she acknowledged exclusively to that juggling everything is no easy task, as she discovered the hard way.

“The fatigue is genuine. When you have young children, your mental energy is different, she admitted.

“You’re juggling lists, parties, and your balance,” she remarked.

You have to do this evening show during a time when many people are idle.

So, you must exercise extreme restraint when it comes to daily activities.

“I discovered the hard way that I didn’t get as much rest as I should have during the 15 months I spent travelling with Kinky Boots.

She admitted, “So that was a real, real learning curve for me, so I now wrap myself in cotton wool.”

From October 2018 to the end of 2019, Paula performed on the Olivier Award-winning musical’s tour, which incorporates songs by Cyndi Lauper.

She travels the nation as part of her present job as well, albeit for a shorter time.

She is portraying Phoebe Throssel in the infrequently resurrected farce Quality Street by Peter Pan creator J.M. Barries while dressed entirely in regency attire.

She tells us that she has “decided to make a conscious effort with that” and is nevertheless optimistic that she will soon return to television after a lengthy stint of walking the boards.

She said when asked what kinds of roles she was looking for: “I’ve been really obsessed with Blue Lights lately. It just finished airing on the BBC, and I know there will be a second season.

“That would be the ultimate action-packed dream job for me.

She thought, “And I don’t do a bad Belfast accent either, so we’ll see.”

She remarked, “But, you know, I would love to do a Bridgerton equally as well,” pointing out that her present part had immersed her in the era.

“The beautiful thing about not knowing what will happen next is that. Just don’t try to guess.

You get to play someone entirely different, which is one of the reasons I decided to hang up Kylie’s shoes—I really went to theatre school because I wanted to perform, after all. I must be able to play since it is in my blood.


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