It has been hinted that Amy Robbins, best known for her work on The Royal, will soon cause trouble in Weatherfield by joining the cast of Coronation Street.
People frequently mention the Redgraves, Foxes, or Fondas when discussing acting dynasties. However, when a new member of the Robbins family joins Coronation Street next week, the family may soon be the talk of the town.
Amy Robbins, who has appeared in Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Blood Brothers, and The Royal, is continuing the acting career started by her brother Ted Robbins, a comedian who played Brendan Finch in the soap opera seven years ago.
She is also the aunt of 33-year-old Emily Atack and 64-year-old Kate Robbins, who has appeared in high-profile TV productions like Spitting Image, After Life, and the competing soap opera EastEnders.
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Amy, 51, says, “My family is all really happy for me. “They are aware of how much my role on Coronation Street means to me. We are all very close, and we never compete with one another. My mother Elizabeth sang, and my father Michael spent his entire career working in variety.
As a multigenerational family business, showbusiness is ingrained in our DNA.
When she learned she had been cast in the popular ITV soap opera, Ted gave her the following advice, which she shares with a smile: “Not to undervalue the emotion of entering the Rovers for the first time, he advised me.
He was correct when he said it would be overwhelming.
He also advised me not to refer to William Roache as “Ken” the way he did. By accident greeting Mr. Barlow, Ted accidentally bumped into William.
Amy, who is likable and down to earth, beams as she talks about how happy she is that Emily has become a well-known celebrity. She asserts: “She deserves to be the star she is; what you see is what you get.”
You are curious about the Robbins family’s Christmas traditions. Do they all start singing at once?
We number around 30 people, and everyone congregates at my house, she claims. “We have a lot of fun while enjoying my large Lancashire hot pot. All the time, my sisters and I sing together. We sound like the Scouse von Trapps as a result.”
Amy claims Sir Paul, her mother’s cousin, has always been very supportive of her family despite not attending the holiday gathering. She describes him as “everything you would hope him to be, genuinely lovely.”
Amy, a lifelong fan of Corrie who grew up in Liverpool, sobbed when she learned she had been cast as Christina, a character who is going to cause trouble because she is determined to make amends with her abandoned daughter Daisy.
Amy declares, “Working on Coronation Street has always been my dream. “When I was growing up, my family and I watched it religiously, and my mother and father were huge fans.
“They sadly passed away about ten years ago. I told my parents, “Look where I am now, Mum and Dad,” as I stood in front of the Coronation Street sign on the first day I was on set. Both of them would have been overjoyed.
A song that Dad had just played to me before he passed away started playing at that point. They appeared to be with me, almost. It was such a wonderful time.
When Daisy (Charlotte Jordan) and her stepmother Jenny arrive in Weatherfield, Amy jokes that her character won’t be nominated for mom of the year ( Sally Ann Matthews ).
According to Amy, “She is hoping to score an invite to Daisy’s wedding.” “But she has a very challenging relationship with Daisy. Jenny also accuses Christina of leaving Daisy behind. Christina has a vulnerable side, despite her outward appearance of extreme confidence.
“However, she speaks her mind and, after only a few hours of seeing Jenny, tries to give her a fat lip. as tough as nails It’s a great role to play because you don’t often get to offer to beat someone up on screen.
Playing a character who has lived a very different life than I have is interesting. My lovely mother and my two daughters, Betsy and May, as well as my stepson, Benjamin, and I were very close.
My kids might even say that I am a little too present, I believe. Without a doubt, being a mother is the reason I do everything.
Robert Daws, 63, whom Amy met while working on The Royal, and she have been happily married for 19 years. We can talk about anything, and he always has such great advice, she says, adding that she feels fortunate to have a husband who is familiar with the acting industry.
She does, however, acknowledge that the pandemic was extremely difficult for them both. We really struggled, like everyone else, says Amy. “It was challenging when our income suddenly dried up. There were times when I wailed over the theaters closing “considered giving up acting.
I began retraining to become a counselor because I believed it would be too difficult to find another job.
Fortunately for Amy, all of the theaters have reopened, and production has picked back up on every drama set.
And now that she has earned her degree from the prestigious RADA drama school, she is enjoying her work even more than when she first began performing on stage.
She continues, “I really love that Coronation Street is known for writing for older, strong female characters so beautifully.
“Because you’re always trying to prove yourself, you have more to lose in your 20s and 30s. I just want to now take it all in.
Will she encourage her own children to pursue a career in show business? I’m not sure, she admits. “My stepson has attended film school, so he wants to pursue a career in that field.
“My oldest daughter is a talented singer who studies at the London College of Fashion. The A-level work my youngest is doing shows interest.
“Naturally, I would support them and encourage them if any of them wanted to pursue a career in acting. However, I would also caution them that this is not where they are going if they were looking for stability and regularity.”
After pausing to consider the mayhem her persona is about to bring to Weatherfield, Amy adds: “If she does show up at Daisy’s wedding, I want her to score a guy.
But one thing is certain: You can’t just ignore her.
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