Coronation Street star Samia Longchambon: 'Maria and Eva have huge fight!'

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Coronation Street star Samia Longchambon tells us all about the massive fountain fight Maria and Eva have in tonight's double bill and promises Maria gives as good as she gets!

It’s all happening in Coronation Street this week – and if you think you’ve seen the best of the drama, we can promise that there’s way more to come.

In Monday’s second episode, Aidan Connor’s spurned mistress, Maria, gatecrashed his wedding to Eva Price, and revealed to Aidan and the stunned congregation that the “pregnant” bride wasn’t pregnant afterall.

In tonight’s double bill, a furious Eva – who’s been secretly plotting revenge on her cheating fiancé - will end up scrapping with her love rival in a water fountain. How very Dynasty!

"Eva runs out after Maria, and there ensues this huge fight in a fountain, where we both get extremely wet," revealed Samia Longchambon, who plays Maria. "I was dreading it, thinking Eva was going to trounce me, but I think Maria gave as good as she got!"

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Off-screen, of course, Samia and co-star Catherine Tyldesley, who plays Eva, are great mates – and Samia admitted that filming the fight was a breeze, because whilst the water may look ice cold, it was actually lovely and warm.

"We were in the fountain for two hours, and we had this hose of hot water. So we were spraying each other with hot water inbetween takes to keep ourselves warm, and we were brought bottles of coke and stuff. So it was great - we were actually having a nice time!"



Alison Slade
Soaps Editor
Alison Slade has over 20 years of experience as a TV journalist and has spent the vast majority of that time as Soap Editor of TV Times magazine.  She is passionate about the ability of soaps to change the world by presenting important, issue-based stories about real people in a relatable way. There are few soap actors that she hasn’t interviewed over the years, and her expertise in the genre means she has been called upon as a judge numerous times for The British Soap Awards and the BAFTA TV Awards.

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