CORONATION Street star Maximus Evans has revealed he almost played a very different character in the soap.
The actor – who plays killer Corey Brent in the ITV soap – originally auditioned to play Corey’s victim, Seb Franklin.
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Viewers watched last week as Corey and his gang viciously beat Nina Lucas and boyfriend Seb Franklin – ultimately leading to Seb’s death.
Speaking to HOAR, Maximus said his journey to landing a role on the cobbles has “come full circle”.
He said: “I auditioned for Corrie a couple of times over the years. I actually got very close to playing Seb when that role first came up.
“I screen-tested for Seb and I was saying this to Harry, because it’s funny as it’s come really full circle now.
“It was around two years ago that I had the audition for Corey. At first I didn’t really know how to think about it.
“I wasn’t in high school at the time, so because the character was younger, and I am quite a tall lad – I’m six foot one – I thought I might look a bit silly in a school uniform.”
But the star is enjoying his role – and working with actors he watched on the show growing up.
“I think every actor is very talented and ultimately behind each of the great actors is an even better person,” he added.