Jennie McAlpine's son isn't impressed by her acting career.

Jennie McAlpine

Jennie McAlpine

The 'Coronation Street' star - who has played Fiz Brown since 2001 - admitted her five-year-old boy Albert doesn't care much for his famous mum's television roles.

Speaking to OK! magazine, she said: "Albert's in reception at school and he loves it. He knows I'm on telly but he's not impressed.

"He's more excited that his friend's dad is a builder. I've been on CBeebies reading the bedtime story but Albert always wants to watch Jessica Ennis-Hill's one instead!"

Jennie - who also has 16-month-old daughter Hilda with husband Chris Farr - revealed their girl is "much giddier" than her older brother.

She added: "Hilda is already running and climbing and generally annoying her big brother.

"They couldn't be more different. Albert is really patient. Hilda's much giddier."

The 36-year-old actress was just 17 when she joined 'Corrie', but she admitted social media has made things more difficult for "younger" stars coming through the ranks today.

She explained: "I've been Fiz for longer than I wasn't Fiz. I wasn't Fiz for 17 years of my life and now I've been her for nearly 20, so I'm about 93% Fiz and 7% Jennie!

"It's a different world today with social media so I think it's harder for younger actors and actresses.

"We don't really know what's going on in people's lives and that's why it's so important to be kind."

After almost two decades on the cobbles, Jennie revealed her co-stars have been the highlights of her career so far.

She said: "The friends I've made. I'm very close to Julie Hesmondhalgh, Suranne Jones, Katherine Kelly and Sally Lindsay, who all helped me out when I was a teenager.

"And all of my factory girls, plus Andy Whyment, Georgia Taylor, Alan [Halsall], Maureen Lipman and our Chesney, [played by Sam Aston] who I still call 'Little Sam' even though he's much taller than me."


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