Coronation Street actress Emma Brooker, Alexandra Mardell, has discussed her departure from ITV, following the ‘difficult’ decision to quit the role
Coronation Street star Alexandra Mardell has revealed why she decided to leave the ITV drama series as Emma Brooker, with her upcoming series set to air very soon.
The much-loved character will depart in scenes that are kept under wraps until transmitted, as the character is keeping a dark secret.
At the beginning of the year, Emma and Faye Windass got into an accident when they ran into an elderly man named Ted.
When Ted later died, with the cause of death believed to be related to the car crash, the girls kept it all a secret.
In the upcoming scenes, the truth emerges, and it all leads to Emma leaving Cobbes – after she gets to know Jon, Ted’s nephew.
Sparks flew for the pair with Emma wanting a romance despite hiding what happened to Ted, so how will he react when he finds out what happened?
With Jon suggesting he and Emma could move to Australia together, where he plans to open a bar, it remains to be seen whether they have a happy ending or Emma is in trouble with the law.
Speaking to The Mirror and other press, actress Alexandra revealed all about her decision to leave the show and said: “It was really, really hard.
“Even now I still like what I did! I know it works for me but I can easily see why people are there for 20, 60 years, because it’s a great place. great to work with.
“But I just wanted to play a different character. I had to explore Emma in different ways, so I also wanted to try out a lot of other people.
“I’m so lucky with the stories, I was able to show so many different sides of her.”
Alexandra also revealed that she was satisfied with the final scenes and her exit plot, but added that she was “emotional” and “overwhelmed” on set by the end.
She told us, “I’m so lucky and really pleased that the last scene is my last, especially since Covid is still lurking around and the schedule has changed.
“I’m so lucky that it happened to me, and I didn’t expect it to be so emotional. I know for sure I’ll be sad to say goodbye to everyone.
“As soon as AD said ‘it’s a wrap, it’s Alexandra’s last scene,’ I burst into tears uncontrollably. I couldn’t stop and I didn’t know what was wrong with me.
“I was so overwhelmed and I think that all of the support from the cast and crew, being there at that moment and also to say goodbye, it really overwhelmed me. I’m so sad and sad to say goodbye.”
Alexandra also did not rule out the possibility of a return in the future as she insists her character will not be killed.
She said: “I am very pleased, I am really very satisfied. Even saying goodbye is difficult enough but there is a small hope that one day, maybe there is a possibility that I can come back. back, that keeps you going.
“It’s not a goodbye forever, you never know but I’m really glad she wasn’t killed.
“I certainly didn’t draw a line under it. Like I said I could see how long people were there, I don’t know what the future holds but I’m glad Emma is alive and I hope she does. He’s still alive.”
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