Sue Johnston emotionally pays tribute to The Royle Family co-star Caroline Aherne and talks about experiencing bulimia
ACTRESS SUE JOHNSTON TALKS ABOUT ROYLE FAMILY CO-STAR CAROLINE AHERNE: 'SHE WAS TAKEN TOO YOUNG. I CAN'T DELETE HER PHONE NUMBER'
We were joined by the wonderful Sue - star of Brookside, Coronation Street and The Royle Family - to talk about her latest acting projects: movie Walk Like A Panther and The Good Karma Hospital.
And on International Women's Day, Sue paid tribute to her 'shero' Caroline Aherne who died in 2016.
'She was taken too young and she was one of the most generous, kind, and we all know how funny...' Sue said. The cast are due to reunite later this year for the first time since Caroline's death which will no doubt be emotional.
'We’re all going to have a little reunion,' Sue revealed. 'They’re getting us all together. I’ve seen people individually but it’s going to be hard. If you don’t see people regularly, you don’t miss them continuously. But then suddenly you get a realisation that she’s gone.'
Sue also admitted she can't bring herself to delete Caroline’s number from her phone.
'I’ve not been able to watch any [Royle Family] and I can’t do delete,' Sue said before starting to well up. 'She was groundbreaking and also so generous with the cast and crew.'
Sue also bravely opened up about experiencing bulimia in her thirties.
'You sort of think you’re sensible and everything, but I think it was pressure,' she revealed. 'I never had enough confidence and I always felt I wasn’t good enough then I started being on tele and being recognised and it threw me.'
'I wanted to be thin from the sixties, so I thought being thin was to be beautiful and I thought I would be accepted if I was beautiful. And then you have ten pounds added on to you on the tele and I just didn’t know I was ill.'
'I can remember the feeling the logic of thinking, "Oh well, if I eat all that and throw it up", I’m so full of shame about it, but my logic was "I can eat and be thin" so I’m answering my problems and, of course its not, you need to talk about it.'