Paula Lane grateful for Coronation Street stepping stone

Paula Lane grateful for Coronation Street stepping stone

Paula Lane is grateful to ‘Coronation Street’ for giving her the "building blocks" to "create her career".
The 32-year-old star – who appeared on the ITV soap as Kylie Platt from 2010 to 2016 – admits her time on the show was a "rollercoaster", and she is pleased to have landed roles in productions ‘Be More Martyn’ and ‘Kinky Boots’ following her stint on the cobbles.
She said: "Life is wonderful. Family is the most important thing to me. Corrie was a rollercoaster and it’s given me the building blocks to create my career.
"My last role as Rachel in #BeMoreMartyn was equally as special – a true life lesson in believing you can achieve anything if you work hard enough. I find it fascinating that both my roles post-Corrie ring out the message, ‘Just be who you want to be’."
While Paula enjoyed her time on the soap, she would’ve liked to have had a more direct route to the Manchester-based set.
She said: "When I worked on ‘Corrie’, I always wished the tram had an express line from Victoria to Media City."
Despite departing the cobbles a few years ago, Paula has kept in touch with her former co-star Jennie McAlpine (Fiz Stape), and loves going to her restaurant for some chill out time.
She added to website I Love Manchester: "I’m very good friends with Jennie McAlpine and I love Annie’s, the restaurant she runs with her husband Chris.
"I love getting away from it all and relaxing there."