Corrie's Sacha Parkinson: 'Exit scenes with Brooke Vincent were hard'
Published Dec 5 2011, 20:49 GMT | By Tom Eames Sacha Parkinson
has revealed that she found filming her final scenes with best friend Brooke Vincent both difficult and easy last month.
The Coronation Street
actress - who will leave her role as Sian Powers at the end of her contract in early 2012
- filmed her last scenes with her on-screen girlfriend and real-life best friend Brooke Vincent, who plays Sophie Webster.
She revealed to the Manchester Evening News
that because of the pair's genuine sadness for her exit, it made filming the scenes much easier to act out.
"The last scenes were actually easier because both myself and Brooke had to be so upset for them," she said. "It was hard for us as people, but easy to play out the emotions because we were so upset ourselves!"
Parkinson added that while she is looking forward to life after Coronation Street
, she is currently not looking beyond Christmas due to other commitments.
"I'm really excited about the future, but it won't feel real until after Christmas as I'm still tied to a lot of media work with Corrie up until then," she said.
"Everything breaks up for Christmas and after that I'll start to think about what will be next career-wise."
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