Samia Longchambon imparts 'wisdom' on younger Corrie co-stars after becoming soap's 'old guard'
Samia Longchambon gives her 'Coronation Street' co-stars advice about how to start a pension after becoming one of the show's "old guard".
The 39-year-old actress feels "so old" when she goes into the ITV soap's green room after playing Maria Connor since 2000, but she has been imparting some "wisdom" given to her by legendary, late cobbles actor Bill Tarmey (Jack Duckworth) on some of the younger cast members, including Millie Gibson (Kelly Neelan).
She said: "We feel like the older guard now in the green room. We've got all of our young, gorgeous new cast.
"When us old timers go in we're like, 'Oh my God we feel so old.'
"Me and Mikey [North, Gary Windass], the other week, we were giving Millie Gibson some advice about how to start a pension because Bill Tarmey gave me and Alan [Halsall, Tyrone Dobbs] that advice when I joined.
"So, we were like, 'We need to pass this wisdom onto you.' So now she's got her pension sorted."
Samia turns 40 next month, but the star admits she doesn't feel ready to hit the milestone because life is "going too fast".
Speaking on 'Lorraine', she added: "I was saying to my friend last night, we don't mind getting older but it's the fact our lives have gone so fast.
"I'm not ready to be 40, because life's going too fast."
Samia recently admitted she used her own experiences with vile trolls to inspire her latest 'Coronation Street' storyline.
She said: "I've had trolls to the point it's been really upsetting. It ends up affecting you mental health ...
"Those people would never say that to your face. You're such an easy target on social media."