‘Am I not cut out for this?’ Katie McGlynn confesses to having a ‘crisis of confidence’ after her decision to leave Coronation Street in pursuit of new work ‘backfired’
Katie McGlynn has admitted she questioned whether she was ‘good enough’ or ‘cut out’ for acting following her Coronation Street departure in 2019.
The actress, 27, 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’: Katie McGlynn has admitted that she questioned whether she was ‘good enough,’ or ‘cut out’ for acting following her Coronation Street departure in 2019
‘It’s disheartening, and over the past 12 months I’ve been very up and down.’
Katie departed the cobbles after her character, Sinead Osbourne, died following a battle with cervical cancer.
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.
Looking back: The actress, 27, said her decision to exit the soap after six years ‘backfired’ when her career stalled, but asserted she doesn’t regret leaving
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’.
While discussing life as a ‘single pringle,’ she said the pandemic has put any hopes of romance on hold, but she plans to jump back into the world of dating once social distancing ends.
The soap star revealed she is looking for someone who is more ‘placid and chilled-out’ to balance her outgoing personality and career in the limelight.
Looking back to her younger days, Katie admitted she thought she’d be married and settled down with children by the age of 30.
However, as the years go by, she has come to the realisation it is ‘just not happening,’ as she said she is currently not ready for children.
Honest; Reflecting on the current drought in work opportunities due to the pandemic, she said to The Sun: ‘I put all my energy into the universe, expecting amazing big things, and then it all backfired’