MICHELLE Keegan felt like an “outsider” on ‘Coronation Street’.
The 35-year-old Northern superstar actress was just 19 years old when she landed a role in the ITV soap but admitted she had “imposter syndrome” during her time in Weatherfield.
When asked if she had ever felt out of her depth, she told Politicalite: “Probably my first job, probably when I first started ‘Corrie. I still get it a little bit now, the imposter syndrome. A lot of people talk about that and I’ve still got it now.
“I think when I first started ‘Corrie’, I was only 19 and it was my second ever audition. I went into the audition and I had not an inkling that I was going to get the job; I purely went to see what it was like to be in an audition room and meet directors and stuff. I didn’t think for a second I was going to get the job so when I did get the job, I was like ‘Ok, what the hell do I do now?’”
Michelle – who is married to Heart DJ and TV star Mark Wright admitted she was a big fan of ‘Coronation Street’ before joining the soap so she was extra nervous.
She explained: “I’d watched ‘Corrie’ all my life – my family were massive fans of ‘Corrie’. I remember walking into the green room and seeing certain chairs and I was thinking, ‘Am I allowed to sit in the chair? Is that someone’s chair?’ I was the outsider, I didn’t understand where I fitted in at all.
“It took me a while to get my groove in ‘Coronation Street’, especially walking on the cobbles. I remember seeing Ken Roach, who plays Ken Barlow, walking towards me and I couldn’t get my head round the fact that Ken Barlow was walking towards me. So yeah, probably back then.”
Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.