Coronation Street’s Charlotte Gordon revealed that filming the final acid attack scenes was a “real balance of emotions”.
This week’s episode saw the character Charlotte Daisy Midgley’s wedding day is thrown into chaos when her stalker Justin turns to the Rovers after she arrests him for assaulting her.
Justin made advances on Daisy holding a glass full of clear liquid, and told Daisy that no one would want her anymore, but when he dumped the acid,Yan quickly intervened between them with full strength.
Speaking on Loose Women on Thursday, the actress, 27, elaborated on the responsibility of the story, while also expressing her dismay that it happens so often in real life.
She told the panel, “On the one hand, you think I’m lucky to have a backstory,” she says after so many light comedies under her belt.
CHAT: Coronation Street’s Charlotte Gordon revealed that filming the final acid attack scenes was “a real balance of emotion.”
SHOCKING: This week’s episode saw Charlotte’s character Daisy Midgley’s wedding day become a mess when her stalker Justin turns into the Rovers and throws acid at Ryan
But at the same time, you just think, as if this happens regularly. It’s just awful that we have to do that,” so it was kind of finding that balance between, on the one hand you want to be excited, you really want to do a good job.
But then also, the fact that this happens regularly and the desire to make it right. It’s kind of a real balance of emotions really.
Charlotte also brought up the fact that Daisy reported her stalker Justin to the police several times, but her complaint was not taken seriously.
‘I think that’s what was important to the book and the story,’ she said, ‘is that all of these things that happen to Daisy are very much based on real life events that happened to the survivors of that situation.
The police have constantly let her down, and it was their inability to get involved that Justin was able to pull off this truly horrific, vicious, and violent crime.
It’s about coronation Hit 72nd Street Ofcom complaints After her “scary” acid attack storyline.
Speaking after the episode aired, many viewers felt the scenes were “too dark” and difficult to watch.
One viewer tweeted: I can’t believe Coronation Street would broadcast something like this! shocking!’
Candid: The actress, 27, detailed who was responsible for the story, while also expressing her dismay that this happens so often in real life
Thoughts: “You’re just thinking, ‘As if this happens regularly. It’s so awful that we have to do that,” so it was kind of finding that balance between “
Balance: “But then also, the fact that this happens regularly and the desire to get it right. It’s kind of a real balance of emotions really.”
Just watched the acid attack on Corey. Very chilling. To be honest, i don’t know why the soap has to turn out so bad, he added a second.
Another said: It’s hard to watch.
A fourth said: This is a lot.
Now, the aftermath of the horrific attack will be the focus of upcoming scenes on the ITV show, as Ryan deals with his injuries for life.
These injuries were shown in behind-the-scenes footage from the show, in which Ryan Prescott, who plays Ryan, appeared in special effects makeup.
The actor can be seen wearing prosthetics to resemble deep scars on the side of his face and neck.
Ryan also took a photo with one of the skilled makeup artists who helped achieve the realistic look.
Scary: The broadcaster’s watchdog has confirmed that the complaints relate to horror scenes broadcast on Monday
‘Tough’: Speaking after the episode aired, many viewers felt the scenes were ‘too dark’ and hard to watch
Speaking on This Morning on Tuesday, Ryan said Coronation Street will focus on Ryan’s recovery long into the future.
He said: ‘This is something we wanted to include is to have some consistency within the soap standards, which are obviously moving very quickly. We wanted to have some kind of longevity in the aftermath.
Acid attack survivors go through hundreds of operations, multiple skin grafts and often go through a lifetime of post-traumatic stress disorder.
“We want to show the different stages of his recovery.”
Speaking before the episodes aired, Ryan admitted that viewers would see the aftermath of Ryan’s attack in upcoming episodes, after Daisy went into action to try to stop the acid from causing long-term damage.
He told MailOnline and other media: ‘It takes a few seconds for the sulfuric acid, which it is in this case, to really set into the facial tissue and begin to corrode.
There was a moment where we called Ryan kind of gathering that this isn’t what he assumed.
Although he pretty much went straight to work in the final edit, so we’ve lost a little bit of that.
Just a fringe of reality that people probably don’t need to see, and there’s always a time limit on these things. So the edit was great. They did everything they could.
Talk: Meanwhile, it was revealed that Ryan Prescott had spoken to real-life acid attack survivors before filming the horrific acid attack scenes on Monday night in Coronation Street.
Shocking: Now those injuries have been shown in behind-the-scenes footage from the show, as Ryan Prescott, who plays Ryan, appears in special effects makeup.
To be honest, I think. I think maybe he thought he was like vodka or something at the moment, mainly because I think it’s too hard to do.
That level of hate and violence and we don’t, I think we really don’t like looking at these things you know due to the fact that someone can do that to another person in the community we tend to stay away from it and we don’t like to look at it eye to eye because it’s scary.
“And it must scare us because these things are scary, you know?” But that’s why we wanted to do this story in the first place.
As we’ve learned through research, one of the random facts that I’ve found is that there were 300 acid attacks in Manchester in 2022 alone, you know, and it wasn’t televised, not in any mainstream media or any media platform at all for various reasons. clearly. But it just goes to show that it’s more prevalent than you might expect.
Coronation Street continues on Wednesdays at 8pm on ITV1 and ITVX.