‘If I could afford it, I’d never wear a wonderbra or false eyelashes ever again’
Being an actor in Coronation Street is most people’s idea of a dream job. But one member of the cast has revealed that she’d like to enter a different profession entirely.
Beverley Callard, who plays Weatherfield legend Liz McDonald, says that whilst she enjoys being a part of the soap, she’d give it all up in a heartbeat to become a painter and decorator!
Says Beverley: “I’m actually doing a course in polished plastering. I love painting and decorating. If I could afford it, I’d leave my job and I’d never wear a wonderbra or false eyelashes ever again. I’d have a tracksuit on and I’d paint and decorate my entire life.
“Jon (husband Jon McEwan) and I have just done a worktop at home that is polished concrete, and we’ve done it before in the photographic studio that we own.
“But now I’m doing polished plaster on walls, and I want to do a proper course on it.”
In case you’re confused (and we certainly were) polished plaster is a bit fancier than your average plaster, and contains ingredients like marble dust and slaked lime. When it goes on the wall, it gives a finish that looks like polished marble or limestone.
Adds Bev: “I love doing that. Honestly, I’m brilliant! I can’t do carpentry but I love painting.
“This artist came to my house and he said he was so impressed with my painting. I used four different colours on a wall, and the wall’s almost sixty feet high. I was hanging from ladders. I absolutely love it!
“If I could do an ‘At Home’, I would show you my walls.”
Beverley, just give us the date and we’re there!
Coronation Street continues on ITV.
Main pic: ITV/REX/Shutterstock