Katie McGlynn has said that men expect her to be her late Coronation Street character Sinead Tinker and are ‘surprised’ when they realise she’s different.
The soap star, 27, left the ITV soap in 2019 after her character Sinead died following a heartbreaking cervical cancer storyline.
Yet despite being off the cobbles for more than a year, Katie admitted that it has impacted her dating life as people tend to contact her over her Corrie fame.
Sinead, who? Katie McGlynn has said that men expect her to be her late Coronation Street character Sinead Tinker and are ‘surprised’ when they realise she’s different
Talking to The Sun, Katie insisted that she doesn’t want to join any online apps as it ‘doesn’t feel natural’ to her after she briefly used them in the past.
She told the publication: ‘I can’t tell if I like somebody over a screen, and a lot of people who would contact me would do so because I was on Corrie.
‘Most of them would be expecting Sinead Tinker and not me, Katie McGlynn. They’ll be surprised to learn we’re not the same people. I mean, I’m alive for a start.’
Katie went on to reflect over the past year as just weeks after she left Coronation Street, the coronavirus pandemic started with the TV industry forced to postponed, delay and shut down production during the first lockdown.
Heartbreaking: The soap star, 27, left the ITV soap in 2019 after her character Sinead died following a heartbreaking cervical cancer storyline (pictured in soap still)
The soap star said: ‘Because I’ve not been massively busy, you do question the other parts of your life. And then you’re like, “Oh well, I’ve not found Mr Right yet. But we’re in a pandemic, so I can’t”.
Katie admitted that it would ‘be good’ if her dating life was complete but she’s not ‘desperate’ and knows it will happen, adding she would rather be alone than with someone who ‘isn’t right’.
It comes after the actress reportedly revealed that she is ‘looking for love’ and that she hasn’t found the ‘right person’ yet.
Dating woes! Yet despite being off the cobbles for more than a year, Katie admitted that it has impacted her dating life as people tend to contact her over her Corrie fame
According to the Mirror, Katie took part in a Q&A with fans on her Instagram where she revealed that she was ‘10,000% single’ and that she doesn’t trust dating apps.
The publication claims that the actress admitted that she is a ‘simple girl’ when it comes to dating and likes low-key walks and picnics.
Katie is said to have penned: ‘I haven’t found the right person. And I don’t see the point in wasting time with the wrong one.’
The actress is set to join former Coronation Street star Kym Marsh and Neil Morrissey in the fourth season of The Syndicate, which started last week.
TV return: The actress is making her TV return on BBC ‘s The Syndicate as Georgina after she left Coronation Street in 2019 (pictured in Coronation Street still)
She played Sinead Tinker during her time on the cobbles, but left the soap in 2019 following a heartbreaking cervical cancer storyline.
Last month, Katie admitted she questioned whether she was ‘good enough’ or ‘cut out’ for acting following her Coronation Street departure.
She said her decision to exit the soap after six years ‘backfired’ when her career stalled, but asserted she doesn’t regret leaving.
Reflecting on the current drought in work opportunities due to the pandemic, she said to The Sun on Sunday: ‘I put all my energy into the universe, expecting amazing big things, and then it all backfired.
‘Crisis of confidence’: Last month, Katie admitted she questioned whether she was ‘good enough’ or ‘cut out’ for acting following her Coronation Street departure
‘It’s disheartening, and over the past 12 months I’ve been very up and down.’
Katie departed the cobbles after her character, Sinead, died following a battle with cervical cancer in 2019.
Her heartbreaking final scenes aired in October, with fans left in tears as Sinead passed away, leaving husband Daniel devastated.
She subsequently landed a promising new role in The Syndicate on BBC One and was throwing herself into new auditions.
However, with the coronavirus outbreak stagnating TV production, Katie admitted she has struggled to remain upbeat about her future prospects.
She added: ‘I’m quite a positive person, I’m someone who tries to bring everybody up, but I have moments where I’m like: ‘What am I doing? Why have I chosen this career? Am I even good enough? Is it me? Am I just not cut out for this career?”
During the first nationwide lockdown in March last year, Katie revealed she ‘secretly enjoyed’ being stuck at home, as she spent her time baking banana bread and indulging in new Netflix shows.
But she quickly got bored of being stuck indoors and began reflecting on her career decisions.
With hindsight, she confirmed that she left Coronation Street at ‘the worst time,’ but on the flip side, she said she would have ‘regretted not leaving more than taking a chance’.
Honest: She said her decision to exit the soap after six years ‘backfired’ when her career stalled, but asserted she doesn’t regret leaving