IF Carley Stenson had not made it into the acting world, she would own her own farm.
The Billinge-born starlet told Soaplife about her passion for animals. She said: “I’d love a little farm with kennels, a cattery and a petting zoo with rabbits and guinea pigs. The idea is that families would come and, in addition to the animals, there’d be an area for mums and dads to chill out with a cup of tea and slice of cake while the kids could let off steam. I’d also like to be able to introduce the children to animals and teach them how to care for them.”
I’d love a little farm with kennels, a cattery and a petting zoo with rabbits and guinea pigsCarley Stenson
Carley’s love for animals has been well documented, as she has led anti-fur protests in Birmingham and Manchester. She said: “When PETA, the animal protection organisation, get in touch I do what I can to help. That anti-fur protest caused quite a stir, but I try to keep my hand in with regards to this issue. I write a blog in order to make people aware.”
Whilst Carley is currently touring in West End musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, she still has time to return to her northern roots, as she said: “I’m lucky on this tour as we’re playing a lot of dates in the north, which means I can get home to Lancashire far more than I could when I was in the West End. We get Sundays and Mondays off so I also go home then.” And does she find time to put her feet up and catch up on Hollyoaks, where her career began? She said: “I have to be at the theatre for 6pm every day so I don’t get to see it that often. When I do it’s like seeing your mates having a good time without you.”