Coronation Street's Brooke Vincent slams on-screen lesbian sex scenes and insists there's 'more to people than sexuality'

CORONATION Street actress Brooke Vincent says she is sick of people focusing on the fact her on-screen character is a lesbian.

The 24-year-old actress plays Sophie Webster on the long running ITV soap – with the character first embarking on a same-sex romance in 2010 with Sian Powers’ Sacha Parkinson.

But now Brooke says the fixation on her character’s sexuality is beginning to be a drain her.

“I get a bit a***y with this. I think because I’m a lesbian in the show, not everything I do should be about me being a lesbian,” she grumbled in an interview with Metro.

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“I think it doesn’t need to be brought up or written about every time we do a scene,” she added.

In fact, the feisty actress thinks the writers of the ITV soap are holding back progress for the LGBTQIA community by focusing too much on the lesbian aspects of Sophie’s life.


“As moving forward in generations, you want it to be normal, to have said it and that’s that. For me, I think – why are they trying to put me with a girl who’s a lesbian?” she said.

“It’s not as if every lesbian you see, you fancy. Just like, I’m straight and not every boy I fancy. And I think there’s more to people than their sexuality,” she said.


She went on to say she would much rather play out storylines that focus on family and jobs rather than focus again and again on lesbians.

Recently on the soap, Sophie Webster has been seen falling for neighbour Kate Connor – played by Faye Brookes.

She also endured a disastrous relationship with Caz Hammond (played by Rhea Bailey) which failed spectacularly.

Meanwhile in real life Brooke is currently dating Bury footballer Kean Bryan, 20.

The loved up pair frequently post photos of themselves together –with Brooke recently commenting how much she is looking forward to spending the year ahead with the midfielder.

The Corrie star previously dated ex-Chelsea played Josh McEachran, 23, between 2011 and 2015.

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