'I didn't like her catty nature': Helen Flanagan says she'll never play another character like Rosie
Helen Flanagan has left Coronation Street
Her character in Coronation Street has always been racy and rather manipulative.
But Helen Flanagan has revealed that is one of the reasons she did not enjoy playing Rosie Webster.
Helen, who explains that she is rather shy and reserved in comparison, also said some of the risque scenes including the kidnap scenes she played, often left her emotionally drained.
'When I'm acting, I like things to
feel real, and I didn't like Rosie's bitchiness. I didn't enjoy playing
that kind of character,' she told the Sunday Mirror.
'She went through a phase of being
such a catty girl. As an actress you do the best job you can, but I
didn't enjoy it because it didn't feel real.'
who filmed her last scenes for the soap in Manchester just before
Christmas, has spent the past 12 years playing the once-shy little girl
who has blossomed into a buxom young woman with her sights set on
becoming a glamour model in London.
In an interview last year Helen said that despite her differences with fame-hungry Rosie, she did have some good points.
'I can hide behind her. She's funny
and sweet too. I didn't enjoy playing her when she went through a
promiscuous phase. Luckily she shows more heart these days.
'But I'd give her some advice and
tell her to calm down a bit,' she said. 'She is fiercely ambitious and
worships power and money.'
In love: Helen and her Swansea footballer boyfriend Scott Sinclair who she will move in with after shooting her last scenes in December
Helen said she made the decision to leave the show during a three-month sabbatical in 2011 because she realised it had become 'her whole life'.
She said it was time to grow-up and leave her childhood behind and added that moving on from Rosie was part of that.
Since she filmed her last scenes Helen, 21, has left her parent's home in Bolton and moved in with her boyfriend, footballer Scott Sinclair, 22, at his home in Wales.
Risque: Helen plays her character Rosie Webster in Coronation Street
Reserved: The once-shy Rosie Webster with her on-screen mum Sally Webster played by Sally Whittaker
The pair met through Helen's on-screen sister, played by Brooke Vincent.
'Brooke was meeting a male friend and he brought along Scott,' she said.
'He seemed like a nice, sweet guy and invited me on a date. We got on well and by the second date, we were best friends.
'That was it, we became inseparable. I knew he was The One, the only man I wanted to be with.'
Helen is now spending time working on finding more adult roles but has has said she would love to act in a period drama like Downton Abbey or play Juliet in a stage production of Romeo and Juliet.