Coronation Street star Kate Ford has revealed she has no problem getting naked on screen – thanks to her experimental drama school.
The 38-year-old actress plays seductress and super b***h Tracy Barlow in the ITV soap, who has had steamy affairs with plenty of men on the cobbles over the last 12 years.
Tracy’s most recent conquest is Liz McDonald’s boyfriend Tony Stewart (Terence Maynard) – with her donning skimpy lingerie, stockings and suspenders to seduce him.
Tracy Barlow gets ready to seduce Tony Stewart in her sexy outfit (ITV)
Kate told The Sun she credited the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London with helping her shed her inhibitions.
She said: “It was the sort of drama school where you had to take your clothes off. It wasn’t great, but it kind of ripped me of all those inhibitions.
“It stopped me being so self-conscious. It doesn’t matter – you’re playing a character.
“It’s interesting, because I’d feel nervous on a beach in a bikini, but I wasn’t nervous in underwear as Tracy Barlow. Because it’s not me.”
Tracy and Tony are having an affair (ITV)
Kate also revealed Tracy is still not over Rob Donovan, who she helped jail for murder, and is just using Tony for sex.
She said: “It’s not a love story in any way, shape or form. It’s just sex basically.
“Tony wouldn’t choose Tracy over Liz, but he likes the excitement of a bit on the side and Tracy likes the fact she’s got some comfort and distraction.
“She still really loves Rob.”