Coronation Street’s Hope actress admits she feels ‘left out’ with famous siblings
The Corrie actress Isabella Flanagan has revealed details about her upbringing with her well-known siblings.
The actress, who portrays Hope Stape in the ITV serial, has spoken candidly about what it’s really like to live with her twin brother and elder sister, both of whom are soap opera actors. She acknowledges that there are moments when she feels “left out” when it comes to awards and accolades.
Since August 2017, Isabella has made appearances on the cobblestones as John Stape’s daughter, and in October of the same year, William assumed the role of Joseph Brown, Hope’s cousin.
Similar to the Corrie twins, their older sister Amelia, 14, has appeared on rival ITV Emmerdale since 2014 in her role as April Windsor, so she is no stranger to the small screen.
Due to their respective outstanding performances on the two ITV soap operas, Amelia and Isabella will face off later this year for the title of Best Young Performer at the Inside Soap Awards.
Gabrielle Dowling, who portrays Cathy Hope in Emmerdale, and Isabella’s co-star Jude Riordan, who plays Sam Blakeman in Coronation Street, are also included on the list of shortlisted young actors.
Isabella confesses to feeling left behind because her sister has won so many awards while speaking to Inside Soap about her family life and nomination. Thus, it’s wonderful to eventually be recognized.
The three soap opera stars frequently engage in “heated” discussions, she continues, adding: “There are so many arguments at home whenever there are award shows.
It can get a little heated because my sister is clearly on Team Emmerdale while my brother and I are on Team Corrie.
She continues by describing how the three encourage one another, frequently helping one another practice their lines, and how the three siblings have a “very fantastic bond.”
Amelia, the eldest of the three soap opera performers, adds that there is never really any rivalry between the three of them. She also describes how she frequently pretends to be a Corrie character to assist her twin siblings in practicing their lines prior to filming, and the other way around.
The Emmerdale actress also says that even though her sister Isabella is nominated in the same category as her, she is rooting for Isabella to win the coveted prize later this month.