Kym Marsh praises Corrie bosses for 'strength' of female characters 2 years ago

Kym Marsh praises Corrie bosses for 'strength' of female characters

Kym Marsh has said that it's great to see strong female characters returning to the Corrie cobbles.

Speaking to Radio Times magazine, the actress praised Coronation Street producer Kate Oates for her dedication to including female driven storylines.

She said that when she was growing up, the soap was all about its "feisty women."

"It's great to see that strength returning.

“Kate Oates is a very strong woman herself and I’m loving that she’s bringing all that back to the show.”

Tina O'Brien, who plays Sarah Platt, has expressed similar sentiments.

Tina O'Brien

She said that all the women who work on Corrie are great actresses and that it was very encouraging to see the series focusing on female characters.

“On some other TV dramas, women don’t always get the top roles, but Coronation Street isn’t shy of showing off its female characters.”

The women spoke to Radio Times as part of the magazine's exclusive Women of Weatherfield issue, which sees Kym and co-stars Lucy Fallon and Sally Dynevor on the cover.

Fallon, who plays Bethany Platt, said that before Oates came on board as Corrie's producer, a lot of the women were quitting the series.

“Kylie (Platt) had been killed, Tina (McIntyre) too. And Kate has chosen not to get rid of any strong women.

Instead, she’s given them powerful stories, which is great. I know that a lot of young girls watch the show and we’re showing them what women can achieve.”

The issue also includes a lengthy interview with Oates to mark her first year as producer on the show.