But now, Lucy-Jo Hudson, will be recognised from the new movie Looking For Eric, the movie about footballer, Eric Cantona.
However, the director of the highly-anticipated movie, Ken Loach, was completely unaware of LJH's acting past.
In an interview with The Mirror, LJH said: "Ken had no idea who I was. People kept saying to me, ‘If he’d known you were in Corrie, you wouldn’t have got the job.’ I was like, ‘I’m glad I didn’t say anything.’ But Corrie was four years ago and my appearance has changed a lot. I’ve not done it on purpose, I’ve just grown up. I’m lucky to have avoided typecasting, unlike lots of soap stars."
Sounds a little unfair that you can't get a movie role if you've been a soap, but it's a good job you kept schtum!
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