Sue Johnston thinks playing a bitch in 'Coronation Street' is very different for her.
The 68-year-old TV legend - adored by many for her character Barbara Royle in 'The Royle Family' - says her role as Gloria in the ITV soap is different to the heart-warming characters she is famed for, but she loves her sense of humour.
She said: "I don't think she's cold - she's got a twinkle - but she's selfish. It's a terrific role, she has some cracking one-liners."
It's not the first time the actress - who was awarded an OBE in 2009 for her services to drama and charity - has stepped onto the set of one of the nation's favourite soap.
She was cast as the bookies wife Mrs Chadwick in the soap 1983 and although she's had a successful television career since then, Sue admits the nerves were still there for her return.
She added: "I had a lot of my scenes with Annie Walker and I was very nervous. I grew up watching 'Coronation Street' so it feels a bit surreal."
Sue revealed that it wasn't her feisty on screen character Gloria - the mother of the Rovers Return landlady Stella Price - that sealed the move to Manchester for her, it was her role of a grandparent.
She added: "I'm nearly 69 and my work is important to me, but I also want to keep my family close at this time in my life.
"They're chuffed. I'll be near them - but not too close."