Corrie: Kym Marsh wants a Downton Abbey role, and Sally Dynevor on the Sally-Frank romance

by Lynn Connolly

As fans of Corrie will surely know, Sally Dynevor’s character Sally Webster is about to undergo a dangerous liaison as she falls for evil rapist Frank Foster (Andrew Lancel) and Sally’s been talking about what lies ahead.

More on that in a moment, but first, Kym Marsh – who of course plays Michelle Connor – has revealed that she’d love to land a role in Downton Abbey.

And if she did land a role, she wouldn’t be the first Corrie star to appear on the show since Rob James-Collier, who plays Thomas in Downton, used to play her Corrie brother-in-law, Liam Connor.

Speaking to What’s On TV, Kym said of Downton, “I watched the first series, but I never watched the second one as I just couldn’t catch it regularly because of my new baby (Polly).

“I’ve bought it on DVD so I intend to watch that, I loved the first series so much that I have to see the second one.

“It’s a far cry from playing Liam! I think he’s done a great job and we’re all very proud of him…

“I’d love to do a period drama. I’d love to be in Downton Abbey, it would be amazing. I don’t think they’d bring me in as well though!

“I’d have to play a maid though, I wouldn’t be one of the posh ones, I’d definitely be a maid.

“It’s always nice to do different things and dress up. It’s like playing dress-up as an actor.”

Back now to Sally Dynevor, and she’s been talking to Soaplife about her character’s forthcoming romance with Frank Foster.

She began by saying that Sally has no fear of Frank at all. She said, “She thinks he’s a really lovely man.

“He has praised Sally to the hilt and no one else recently has given Sally that kind of support and backing.”

And when asked if Sally believes Frank when he says he didn’t rape Carla (Alison King), Sally said, “She 100 per cent thinks Frank is innocent. Sally thinks Carla has some type of hidden motive behind her claims.”

Sally went on to reveal that when Frank hosts a New Year’s Eve party, Carla “gatecrashes” with dramatic results.

She said, “Carla turns up and says that Anne has attempted to blackmail her into dropping the rape charges.

“I think in Sally’s head she thinks that Anne is just looking out for her son, as any mother would, and is attempting to get Carla to drop her claims and to bring this difficult situation to an end.”

Sally then said that her character empathises with Frank over his fears regarding the pending rape trial.

She said, “She almost mothers him. She cuddles him and reassures him that she will be there for him.”

But of course, Sally’s ex-husband Kevin (Michael Le Vell) is unlikely to be pleased with Sally’s new romance, given he’s still hoping that they can reconcile.

So when asked if Sally thinks Kevin would be capable of killing Frank – who is of course set to be murdered in the New Year – Sally said, “Yes, both Sally and Kevin have been through a lot and he still behaves as if he should still be protecting her.

“Who knows what he might be capable of!”

Who do you think could turn out to be Frank’s murderer?

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.