Katie McGlynn revealed she joined Hollyoaks – 18 months after leaving Coronation Street.
The actress, 27, left the ITV soap opera in 2019 after the death of her character Sinead Tinker following a heartbreaking cervical cancer storyline.
Speaking in a new interview, Katie revealed that she was so ‘excited’ to join Hollyoaks and that she was set to play a new mother called Becky on the soap opera.
New job! Katie McGlynn revealed she joined Hollyoaks – 18 months after leaving Coronation Street (still pictured in soap)
Becky, who is said to have an ‘ulterior motive’, is believed to befriend Diane Hutchinson, played by Alex Fletcher, in upcoming scenes – which air July 5 on E4 ahead of Channel 4 on July 6. .
For her new role, Katie even dyed her iconic blonde locks brown to match her character profile.
Talk to The sun, Katie said, “ When I first read the script, I instantly knew that this script was important and that I could put my teeth into.
“I’m so excited everyone is meeting Becky. I hope the story will have an impact on viewers as it covers some extremely current and important issues.
Heartbreaking: The actress, 27, left the ITV soap opera in 2019 after the death of her character Sinead Tinker following a heartbreaking cervical cancer storyline (still pictured in the soap opera)
“ I am very honored to continue doing the job that I really love and I hope everyone enjoys watching everything unfold on screen as much as I enjoyed filming it. ”
Katie revealed over the holiday weekend that she dyed her hair for a ‘new job’, joking on Instagram: ‘Who said blondes have more fun? ”
The actress played Sinead Tinker during her time on Coronation Street, but left the soap opera in 2019 following a heartbreaking cervical cancer storyline.
Earlier this year, Katie admitted she was wondering if she was “ good enough ” or “ cut out ” to star after she left the ITV soap opera.
Wow: Going out of her way for her new role, Katie even dyed her blonde locks brown to match her character profile (photo from weekend, left and April, right)
She said her decision to leave the soap opera after six years “ backfired ” when her career stalled, but claimed she did not regret leaving.
Reflecting on the drought of work opportunities due to the pandemic, she told The sun in February: “I put all my energy into the universe, expecting great, incredible things, and then it all turned against me.
“It’s disheartening, and over the past 12 months I’ve been very high and low.
Katie stepped off the cobbles after the death of her character, Sinead, following a battle with cervical cancer in 2019.
Exciting: Speaking in a new interview, Katie revealed that she was so ‘excited’ to join Hollyoaks and that she was set to play a new mother called Becky on the soap opera
Her last heartbreaking scenes aired in October, with fans in tears when Sinead passed away, leaving her husband Daniel devastated.
She subsequently landed a promising new role in The Syndicate on BBC One and embarked on new auditions.
However, with the coronavirus outbreak stagnating TV production, Katie admitted she had struggled to stay optimistic about her prospects for the future.
Emotional: The actress played Sinead Tinker while on Coronation Street, but left the soap opera in 2019 following a heartbreaking cervical cancer storyline (pictured)
She added, “ I’m a pretty positive person, I’m someone who tries to uplift everyone, but I have times where I’m like, ‘What am I doing? -I chose this career? Am I even good Is it me? Am I not made for this career? “‘
During the first nationwide lockdown in March 2020, Katie revealed that she “ secretly loves ” being stuck at home, as she spent her time baking banana bread and indulging in new Netflix shows.
But she soon got bored of being stuck inside and began to think about her career decisions.
Looking back, she confirmed that she left Coronation Street at the ‘worst time’, but on the other hand, she said she would have ‘regretted not leaving more than taking a chance ”.
Katie’s scenes on Hollyoaks air July 5 on E4 ahead of Channel 4 on July 6.
‘Crisis of confidence’: Earlier this year, Katie admitted she wondered if she was ‘good enough’ or ‘cut off’ to act after she left the ITV soap opera