The thing about watching Corrie in Canada is that we’re removed from all the show-biz gossip that would surround the show if we watched in the UK. For that reason, I don’t always take note of the actors’ personal lives. I didn’t know that until recently, Samia Ghadie (formerly Smith), who plays Maria recently left her husband and is now dating the guy who plays Chris. Who knew? Not me, obviously.
I read the Guardian on a regular basis but I’ve only just recently come across this column. It’s written by Charlie Condou, who plays Marcus on Corrie, and is currently helping Sean take care of Dylan, albeit temporarily. The column chronicles his own real life experiences as a gay dad sharing parenting duties with his partner and the female friend who carried their two children. He comes off as a pretty down to earth guy who deals with the same issues as any parent.
There’s nothing like bringing real authenticity to a role.