2 Weeks That Changed Her Life – Krissi Bohn On Her New Role In Coronation Street!

After seeing soap newcomer Krissi Bohn explode onto the cobbles as Jenna Kamara in ITV’s Coronation Street last week, we just had to invite her into the Act On This studio for a chat about the extraordinary twist of fate that lead to her landing the role, as well as all things Weatherfield!

Up until July this year Krissi was actually training as an NHS healthcare worker, after taking a break from her acting career and putting her dreams of success on hold.

7 years of struggle in the industry since leaving drama school had taken it’s toll and Krissi was aiming for a more stable career and future.

An email from her old agent was about to change everything, and within the space of 2 short weeks, Krissi’s life was to be turned upside down!

During the time Ross spent with Krissi, the pair discussed:

  • The reality of leaving drama school, and the fact that having an agent upon graduation is absolutely no guarantee of success.
  • The importance of understanding the audition process BEFORE auditioning for anything!
  • Krissi’s decision to take a break from her acting career.
  • The email that was to change Krissi’s career forever.
  • The importance of taking regular TV acting classes.
  • The audition process that lead to Krissi landing the role of Jenna in Corrie.
  • Her first couple of months, and what Krissi is learning from the other cast members on the show.

And MUCH MUCH more!

Krissi was an absolute pleasure to chat with, and a this podcast proves that as actors we NEVER know just what the future has in store for us!

Krissi on set with Craig Charles!

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Krissi’s Nominated Charity – Back Up – Transforming Lives After Spinal Cord Injury

Act On This is proud to be helping out some great charities through our Insider Podcasts!

For each podcast we produce with a special guest like the lovely Krissi here, we are now donating £100 to a charity of the guest’s choice.

Krissi’s nominated charity is Back Up – a great charity supporting people who have suffered from spinal cord injury.

Watch the video below to find out more about spinal cord injury:


  • There are an estimated 40,000 people in the UK living with a spinal cord injury.
  • Every eight hours, someone’s life will change forever in the UK because of being spinal cord injury.
  • Spinal cord injury affects people of all ages and backgrounds; it can happen to anyone at any time.


Spinal cord injuries are most commonly caused by road traffic accidents, falls, illness or sporting accidents.


Your spinal cord carries messages between your brain and your body (muscles, skin and organs). A spinal cord injury is sudden and the impact on an individual can be huge. It is not just about a loss of mobility but also the effect on bodily functions. Aside from the physical impact, spinal cord injury can have a significant psychological impact on the person with the injury and their family.

Depression and anxiety are not uncommon in those affected by spinal cord injury. Many people feel that the things most important to them in life may never be the same.

At Back Up we understand that a spinal cord injury can be devastating, but we believe that it should not prevent anyone from getting the most out of life.

Learn more about spinal cord injury at Back Up’s website.

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6 Responses to 2 Weeks That Changed Her Life – Krissi Bohn On Her New Role In Coronation Street!

  1. Avatar of George Astbury
    George Astbury September 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    Really interesting interview. Inspiring. :)

    • Avatar of Ross Grant
      Ross Grant September 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

      Really glad you enjoyed it George! Thanks for submitting your questions for Krissi too!

  2. Avatar of Nick Dutton
    Nick Dutton October 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    I loved this podcast. I’ve been through so many of the emotions that you and Krissi discussed. I’ve also mainly worked in theatre (I see she’s been at Keswick too), so found it really poignant.
    I liked the way you immediately asked “what could you have done differently?” at getting work.
    I do that all the time.
    Interesting that Krissi said she didn’t think she’d acted any better at the audition but she was just more chilled. Such a great tip. We can get so hung up the job that it’s often when we don’t care that we actually get it.
    Should I become a healthcare worker?

    • Avatar of Ross Grant
      Ross Grant October 1, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

      It’s an amazing story isn’t it Nick! Just shows, it could happen to ANY of us, at ANY time!

      Thanks for listening!

  3. Avatar of Sid Akbar Ali
    Sid Akbar Ali October 15, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    I really enjoyed this podcast have learnt a lot, having graduated only a year now it gives me a lot of wisdom to do things differently and maybe gives me that chance to land more auditions earlier than waiting two years for something to come up, but I think that’s a great advice too be chill and to treat each audition as a chance to act, will totally take this on bored and keep carrying on!

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