Michelle Keegan nervous about new role
Michelle Keegan is nervous about her new role.
The 27-year-old actress has confessed she is worried about what fans and critics will say about her performance when she returns to TV screens in the new BBC drama 'Ordinary Lies', ten months after leaving 'Coronation Street'.
She said: "I felt there was so much pressure after leaving Corrie. I knew I had to make the right decision about my first role.
"Everyone was waiting to see what I did and getting ready to judge me if I made a mistake.
"I am really nervous about how it does in the ratings. I do feel a lot of pressure but I just hope it does well.
"But I know the producers and BBC are very happy with the outcome so hopefully the viewers will like it too."
The brunette beauty - who played Tina McIntyre on the popular ITV soap - wants to make her new on screen persona, Tracy, as different as possible from her previous "feisty" character.
She explained to the Daily Star newspaper: "There are a few similarities to Tina as she is a young, northern, feisty girl but that was inevitable. The storyline is completely different and gritty.
"I was conscious of making Tracy different from Tina. They kept wanting me to put my hair up in a bun and I didn't want to because that's what Tina did.
"I was constantly aware in the beginning of trying to do things differently from Tina but as filming went on I got so involved in the role I didn't think about it."
Michelle stars in the new series - which has been produced by the creators of 'Happy Valley' - alongside Jason Manford, Jo Joyner, Mackenzie Crook and Max Beesley.