Kimberly Hart-Simpson said she’s praised by fans for her realistic portrayal of a sex worker Nicky on the soap opera.
The actress, 35, plays the character of Nicky Wheatley on the serial, a role she insists was her dream after she auditioned for Corrie for 10 years.
And screen star Kimberley says she’s pleased her character is working as an escort simply because she wants to give her daughter a good life, not to fund a drug habit.
Convincing: Kimberly Hart-Simpson, 35, says she’s praised by Coronation Street fans for her realistic portrayal of a sex worker as she’s not turned to the job to fund a drink or drug habit
She told : ‘I am thrilled that charities and sex workers have contacted me to say they like the way Nicky is portrayed because she is so realistic and the writers haven’t given her a drug or drink problem.’
‘She is just a feisty mum, doing it for her daughter — for survival, I am so proud to play her.
‘I know plenty of people who work in the sex industry and on things like OnlyFans — it isn’t an unknown world to me and they are just normal people trying to get by.’
Screen star: The actress, 35, plays the character of Nicky Wheatley on the ITV serial, a role she insists was her dream after she auditioned for Corrie for 10 years (pictured on soap with Daniel Osbourne as played by Rob Mallard in 2020)
Kimberley said it was her dream to pursue a successful career in acting after watching the film Free Willy at the age of eight.
And she says her father is responsible for her not giving up on her Corrie dream as he was a massive fan of the soap.
Her parent Kevin died from bone marrow cancer in 2007 aged 63 and he told her to go for a career in acting from his bed in Oldham Hospital before his death.
Good work: Screen star Kimberley says she’s pleased her character is working as an esenyurt escort bayan simply because she wants to give her daughter a good life
She said that getting the Coronation Street role ‘saved’ her after she slumped into a depression following the death of her father, adding that she was at the ‘lowest ebb of my life, financially and emotionally. My self-belief had gone.’
The star said she was able to clear off some debts after winning the role.
Kimberly previously said she manifested a Coronation Street return after mapping out all of her dreams onto a vision board.
Sex worker Nicky, who played havoc with Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard) and Daisy Midgley (Charlotte Jordan) in 2020 was written back into the script this year.
Kimberly told the newspaper’s Hot TV column: ‘I like vision boards and on the day that I got the call for Corrie, I had made a vision board including the 10 things that I wanted in my life at that time – and Corrie went back on there.
‘Within two hours, I got the call to ask if I wanted to go back.’
The Mount Pleasant star first teased her return to the cobbles in December, writing on Instagram: ‘She’s back! @coronationstreet 2022!!! (sic)’
She added: ‘Return of the side-eye.’
Kimberly shared another update on social media, a selfie of her wearing a red ITV branded puffer jacket.
She added the caption: ‘Always thought I would make a good red coat. Good to be back. (sic)’
Working her magic: Kimberly previously said she manifested a Coronation Street return after mapping out all of her dreams onto a vision board