Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Brooke Vincent fearless over lesbian scenes

'Coronation Street' stars Brooke Vincent and Sacha Parkinson are not worried the public might think they are gay when they take part in the soap's first lesbian kiss.

Brooke Vincent and Sacha Parkinson "don't care" if people think their 'Coronation Street' kiss means they are a real-life couple.

The actresses - who play teenagers Sophie Webster and Sian Powers in the soap - are due to engage in a lesbian love story on the ITV1 show and Brooke is convinced members of the public will believe the storyline is real.

According to the Daily Star newspaper, she said: "I think we're going to get a lot of people believing we are gay because we are really close in real life, plus a lot of people think 'Corrie' is real. 
"So when they see me and Sacha out together, they might be a bit like, 'Woah!' We don't care though - it's funny."
However, the 17-year-old star was delighted to be asked to take part in the adventurous storyline. 

She said: "Me and Sacha are so flattered."

While the girl-on-girl kiss is a first for the ITV soap, the actresses have been inspired by previous soap lesbians. 

Sacha, 18, is particularly impressed with her "idol" Anna Friel, whose character Beth Jordache famously kissed another woman on Channel 4's 'Brookside' in 1994.

She added: "Anna Friel, who is my idol, went through a similar thing and she's now doing amazing stuff."