Coronation Streets Kate ford: “illness wont change scheming Tracy!”
Fans of the soap will know how Tracy has been feeling unwell in the award-winning soap, and later this week she is diagnosed with a severe kidney infection which threatens her life.
But, speaking to the Daily Mail newspaper, Ford insists that the softer, more vulnerable side viewers will see of Tracy as she fights for her life, won’t last long:
“It’s a horrible situation and it’s definitely life-threatening.
“Tracy loses consciousness for a few days and the doctors tell Ken and Deirdre to prepare for the worst.
“She is drifting in and out of consciousness and she genuinely thinks she might die.
“Tracy even says to Deirdre, ‘I’m really sorry for all the mistakes I’ve made and I’m grateful for all the second chances you’ve given me’.”
But, according to the actress, the sincerity soon runs out:
“It must be all the medication she is on!
“Tracy does show her vulnerability, but a leopard never changes its spots, so enjoy it while it lasts.”
The actress went on to admit that she has been enjoying a quieter schedule in the soap recently:
She said: “I quite like that, actually. More recently the heavier storylines have fallen to characters such as Peter Barlow and Carla Connor, but that can be very tiring and full-on for the actors involved.
“It’s nice, as a mum, that I’ve been quieter. Some weeks I might only be in a couple of days, or not needed at all, so I get to spend more time with my son.”