ITV Coronation Street’s Hope star Isabella Flanagan discusses ‘heated’ home life with soap siblings
Young Isabella Flanagan, a member of the Coronation Street cast, has shared details of her upbringing with her siblings. The actress is most known to viewers for her role as the troubled Hope Stape in the ITV soap opera, who is the daughter of Fiz and her serial murderer ex-husband John.
However, she is not her family’s only talented member. Her twin brother William, who some fans may already be aware of, portrays Joseph Brown in the venerable Salford soap opera, while their older sister Amelia, who has played April Windsor in Emmerdale since 2014, is best known for this role.
The three frequently receives praise for their character interpretations, but at this year’s Inside Soap Awards, Amelia and Isabella will face off.
Both of them are competing for the Best Young Performer prize against Jude Riordan, who plays Sam Blakeman in Corrie, and Amelia’s Emmerdale co-star Gabrielle Dowling, who portrays Cathy Hope.
When Isabella was asked how it felt to compete against her sibling, she responded that it felt “very fantastic” because it was her first nomination for an award.
She spoke with Inside Soap Since my sister has received so many accolades, I’ve always felt left out, she admitted. So it’s good to be recognized at last,
“However, we always run lines and provide support for one another. Our relationship is pretty strong “Added she. She did, however, acknowledge that the arguments between the siblings at home sometimes become fairly “hot” around award season.
Every time there are award ceremonies, there are so many heated discussions at home, she told the publication.
It can get a little heated because my sister is clearly on Team Emmerdale while my brother and I are on Team Corrie.
Amelia stated to Inside Soap last month that even though she and her siblings are on “Team Emmerdale” and “Team Corrie,” respectively, it is “never competitive.”
She gushed, “I’ve run lines with Bella where she’s played Hope and I’ve pretended to be a character from Coronation Street, so it’s wonderful!”
And when asked about the nomination, Amelia graciously expressed her desire that her sister would win, remarking that it was “surreal” that all three of us had ended ourselves in soap operas. For the first time, I’m competing with Bella for an award, and as much as I’d love to succeed, I actually hope my sister takes home the prize.
Back in May, April joined her younger siblings for a family day on the renowned set and made her way onto the cobbles.
Jude, a star of Corrie, posted a picture of himself with the siblings from the soap opera at the moment on Instagram. As they posed in front of the recognizable Rovers Return, the foursome appeared carefree and completely unlike their on-screen personalities.
Jude commented on the post, “Great day at the Corrie Cast & Crew Fun Day.” He added gently, “Good catching up with Team Flanagan. Fans quickly flooded the post with comments, many of which were complimentary of the young actors.