Katherine Kelly: 'Becky gets a new look'
Friday, March 19 2010, 15:09 GMT
By Daniel Kilkelly, Entertainment Reporter
Katherine Kelly has revealed that her new short hairstyle will fit in with her Coronation Street character's forthcoming adoption storyline.
The actress, who plays Weatherfield hellraiser Becky McDonald, got rid of her long locks last month and recently showed off her new look at the Royal Television Society awards.
Speaking to Holy Soap about her image change, Kelly explained: "It was kind of a decision that was forced upon us. My hair is naturally almost black - I'm typical Irish colouring, with green eyes, almost black hair and pale skin.
"I was blonde for a job for two years before I got Corrie and have been here for four years so that's six years of bleaching my hair.
"It was slowly getting thinner and thinner so we packed it out with extensions to keep it thick, but my hairdresser said I couldn't keep putting in extensions indefinitely."
To explain the change, viewers will soon see Becky visiting Audrey's salon as part of an image overhaul she plots after deciding that she wants to adopt a child.
Kelly confirmed: "With the adoption storyline, she borrows Claire Peacock's clothes for a while because she wants to look good for the social worker coming round. We thought it was a good opportunity for her to have a slight image change.
"I love Becky with long hair and if it could have been possible I'd have kept her with long blonde hair forever but sometimes nature and practicalities take over!"