In a new interview sent out to media by ITV, Paula Lane has talked a little more about her decision to leave Coronation Street, and her feelings when she was told Kylie wouldn't be leaving in a taxi, but instead in a coffin...

Credit: ITV

Credit: ITV

On her decision to leave

"I have made no secret of the fact that I never saw myself being in a long running drama for the rest of my career. I was only contracted for six months and ended up staying six years. Six years is a nice amount of time to make an impact, but not be typecast, I was very conscious of that, time goes so fast in soap, as we film ahead, I thought, 'I am going to have to run and jump and see that decision through'.

On being told Kylie would be killed off

"I knew it was a possibility, they have free reign to do what they want with your character once you make that decision to leave, and sometimes when it is a much loved character they want to go for a big impactful exit. I am more than happy with the exit and creatively I am excited to play it and see people's reaction."

On Jack P. Shepherd's (David Platt) reaction

"He was very laid back about it, but it is heartbreaking really because I could have seen them last a lifetime together. It is hard when you have someone you have worked with for six years turn round and say, 'I am going and I won't ever be coming back'."

On how Kylie's doing in the lead up to her death

"The family are still dealing with the aftermath of the body being discovered, Kylie is struggling with the fact that an innocent man's name has been trashed and that David is alright with that. She feels really guilty and also is worried about Max and how he is coping with it all.

"Gail doesn't want to be in the annex any more, Gail tries to get Kylie and David to move in saying it could be a love nest, Kylie quickly realises it is not, it doesn't sit well with her, she tries to make it her own by buying all these fluffy cushions and revamping it and it doesn't feel right.

"Then she finds out that Max is getting a hard time from the other kids so she has this great [idea] that they should start a new life and go off to Barbados.

"What is sad is that at this point we start to see the old Kylie and David come back as they plan their new life together and that is sad because we all know what is coming!"

On her dream job going forward

"I loved Marcella, loved the style, really gritty. ITV has got some great dramas on at the minute, so you just have to see. Of course it is easy [to] say I would love to do something completely different from Corrie like a period drama, or sci-fi. and I would love to do theatre as well."

On her favourite storyline

"It's hard to just pick one. I loved spending time with Katherine Kelly and being in her shadow kind of thing when I started at Corrie. Then things got a bit more serious and Kylie slept with Nick, and we had 'Is the baby Nick or David's?' thing. I've loved everything. I can't really pinpoint one moment."

On if the death is one of Corrie's most shocking

"Yes - without a doubt. I'm not just saying this because I'm involved but I don't think I've ever read an ending like it. The audience are going to get a real sense of shock and surprise - how a sudden death is. They're going to feel those emotions."

On playing dead

"It is a bit weird. I just hope my eyes don't start flickering! I've never done it before so I don't know. I've not practiced staying very still or anything. That's what I mean about being given a storyline like this. It's a new avenue, something different."

On her proudest Corrie moment

"Without a doubt, the live episode. The audience was completely oblivious to what me and Jack were doing logistically. In between scenes we were running around the set with about 30 seconds to spare. It was crazy. And then all those millions of people watching. It was an unbelievable feeling."

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