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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!
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Krissi's Nominated Charity - Back Up - Transforming Lives After Spinal Cord Injury
Krissi's nominated charity for this podcast is Back Up - a great charity supporting people who have suffered from spinal cord injury.