07/10/2014 07:36 BST | Updated 07/10/2014 07:59 BST

Helen Flanagan Hopes To Star On Stage In Shakespeare's ‘Romeo And Juliet'

Helen Flanagan has been eyeing her next potential role - and it certainly isn’t what you’d expect the former ‘Coronation Street’ star to plump for.

While you’d be forgiven for thinking Helen might be on the lookout for another TV role, she actually fancies treading the boards and taking on the lead female role in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo And Juliet’.

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Helen Flanagan

Speaking to The Sun, Helen explains: “My ultimate goal in acting is to appear in ‘Romeo and Juliet’, I love everything about it, especially the balcony scene.”

“I am such a romantic I would really, really love to play Juliet, it’s my total dream role,” she continues. “I know people will probably think it’s a really weird ambition but I was actually good at Shakespeare when I was at school.”

Since leaving ‘Corrie’, Helen hasn’t appeared on our screens very often, though she did make a brief appearance in ‘Holby City’ earlier this year.

She also scored another unusual role, playing a tortured artist… for The Sims 4.

Earlier this week, Hels enjoyed a night out for her pal Charlotte Dawson’s birthday and she was spotted looking slightly dishevelled and tired as she made her way home afterwards.

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