Julie Walters is set to land her dream 'Coronation Street' role.
The 'Harry Potter' and 'Mamma Mia' actress has reportedly been in line for a part on the soap "for quite a while", and it is said show bosses are just trying to figure out the "right" way to work her into storylines.
An insider told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "Julie's appearance has been on the cards for quite a while. It's been a matter of finding the right role for her.
"The producers love her and it is a case of when her work schedule slows down and finding the right time."
She has made no secret of her ambitions to land a role on the long-running soap, and she hinted at it back in 2007 when she claimed it is her "favourite" thing on TV.
She previously said: "'Corrie' was the very first thing I watched. That's why it's my favourite. I wonder if they would ask me?"
Julie wouldn't be the first major name to make an appearance in Weatherfield.
In the past, Sir Ian McKellen, Nigel Havers and Joanna Lumley have all lent their talents t the soap.