Corrie’s Samia Longchambon: ‘I love Maria but I don’t always like her’

Corrie favourite Samia Longchambon has admitted that her character Maria Connor frustrates her with her bad decision-making.

Coronation Street’s Maria Connor is currently facing a year behind bars after telling police about her sham marriage to gay friend Pablo.

As a friendly favour, Maria got hitched to the hairdresser so he could come to the UK and be with his British boyfriend.

There’s a chance she could have got away with it, but she confessed to police during her recent arrest for the murder of Caz.

In an interview earlier today, actress Samia Longchambon, who has played the Cobbles’ favourite hairdresser for 16 years, admitted the character frustrates her with her poor decision-making.

Speaking to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on today’s This Morning, Samia said: “Maria’s not completely faultless and she frustrates me like you don’t believe.

“I love Maria but I don’t always like her. Some of the storylines, I read and I’m like: ‘Why are you making another bad decision after bad decision all the time?’ but it’s fun for me to play.”

Maria has been playing the other woman to Aidan Connor  (Shayne Ward) who is in a relationship with Eva Price (Catherine Tyldesley).

She broke things off with the love cheat when he told her he wasn’t going to leave Eva – and jumped into bed with Adam Barlow in an attempt to get back at him.

In next week’s episodes, viewers will see Maria hit an all-time low.

Samia said: “Maria is at her lowest point. Aidan’s been stringing her along, she slept with Adam and she didn’t see that coming.

“She just did it to wind Aidan up and now she’s trying to proposition Aidan.”

Coronation Street continues next week with more shocking storylines in the run-up to Christmas.

Mary gets a shock when her son Jude turns up for Christmas dinner, but is she ready to tell him the truth about his father?

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