Coronation Street star Ruxandra Porojnicu has said she’s been called a ‘homewrecker’ and that some mean soap trolls need her to go ‘back to your own country’.
The 27-year-old Romanian actress who plays Alina Pop has recently been involved in a storyline with Tyrone Dobbs, played by Alan Halsall.
In recent scenes, the two characters kiss and Tyrone plans to ditch long-term partner, Fiz Stape – played by Jennie McAlpine, and declare his love for Alina.
Awful: Coronation Street star Ruxandra Porojnicu has said she’s been called a ‘homewrecker’ and some nasty soap trolls need her to ‘go back to your own country’
Talking about the storyline and the backlash she has received, Ruxandra admitted she feared soap fans would “ hate ” her.
She said The sun: ‘Fiz and Tyrone are such an amazing and iconic couple, so when I found out what was planned I was surprised. And my first thought was, everyone is going to hate me. ‘
Ruxandra added that she was ‘torn’ about the storyline because it’s a ‘great opportunity’, but as a viewer, she’s ‘gutted’ from the storyline because of her love for Tyrone and Fiz.
She added: ‘The way the storyline went, I thought the responses were quite mixed, which I wasn’t expecting. The way it was written created a good environment for Alina to be accepted by the public. Well, some of them.
Plot: The 27-year-old Romanian actress who plays Alina Pop has recently been involved in a storyline with Tyrone Dobbs, played by Alan Halsall (still pictured in soap)
“But I’ve also had people who said, ‘Go back to your own country,’ and they called me a homeworker. I don’t take those comments seriously. ‘
Ruxandra’s character was previously involved in a brutal storyline about modern slavery and human trafficking.
The actress said she feels ‘privileged’ to have such a great storyline and that she is proud to represent her country.
Ruxandra admitted that she still ‘squeezes’ herself into just being part of Coronation Street and that her experience on the soap has been a ‘whirlwind’.
Scandal: In recent scenes, the two characters kiss and Tyrone plans to ditch long-term partner, Fiz Stape (pictured in pic) – played by Jennie McAlpine, and declare his love for Alina
Elsewhere during the interview, the actress said she has been unable to see her family since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ruxandra added that they keep in touch via FaceTime and she sends them soap clips as there is no Coronation Street in Romania.
The actress teased what’s next for Alina and Tyrone, admitting fans will have to ‘wait and see’ if they end up together.
It comes after Alan said he’s worried he’ll get backlash after his character Tyrone cheats on his longtime partner Fiz.
Fears: About the storyline and backlash she has received, Ruxandra admitted she was afraid soap fans would ‘hate’ her
Last week, the actor, 38, admitted to being scared the affair plot will turn fans of the show against his character, who he has played for over 23 years.
Alan told it Daily star on the storyline: ‘Tyrone is a pretty simple guy. Future-oriented thinking is not his strong point. He has his head turned by an attractive girl and it is exciting for him.
‘I don’t think Tyrone can get away with it. I think he will be portrayed as the bad guy, and with good reason. I’m sure I’ll get a clip around the ear for this in Tesco a few times. ‘
The actor revealed he was ‘shocked’ by the change in his character, but added that it was for his own ‘selfish’ reasons
Concerns: It comes after Alan said he’s worried he’ll get backlash after his character Tyrone cheated on his longtime partner Fiz (still pictured in soap)
He said, “I thought,” Oh, I don’t want that – I like working with Jennie every day. ” Myself and Jennie have known each other for twenty years and frankly, not a day goes by that I don’t like working with that woman. ‘
Last month, Corrie bosses revealed they used body doubles to film Tyrone and Alina’s steamy kiss scene in an effort to follow Covid’s guidelines.
Instead of co-stars Alan and Ruxandra, producers Alex Mulvaney and his wife Hannah have lined up in soap opera extras to capture the shocking liaison, with clever camera angles used to hide their identities.
After weeks of tension with the stunning Alina, Tyrone finally succumbed to temptation and cheated on his partner Fiz by giving a kiss.
Smart! Last month, Corrie bosses revealed they used body doubles to film Tyrone and Alina’s steamy kiss scene in an effort to follow Covid’s guidelines (pictured)
Due to the Covid pandemic, actors on the Corrie set must stay two meters apart between filming, meaning any close contact or kissing is out of the question.
To accurately portray the chemistry in Tyrone and Alina’s affair, bosses wrote Alex, who is an extra on the soap, and his wife Hannah, who bear some resemblance to the couple.
For the scenes, actors Alan and Ruxandra recorded their dialogue separately before being edited together in post-production.
In order for the couple to maintain the illusion that they were looking each other in the eye, the producers used sunglasses taped to a telescopic radio antenna.
Alex and Hannah, who wore hair dye to make her locks more like Ruxandra’s, were then brought to the set to record the kiss as the camera pulled back to clinch the couple on the Victoria Gardens couch. to show.
Due to the Covid pandemic, Corrie bosses have been forced to be creative to make sure they could keep filming while adhering to government guidelines.
Cast are instructed to stay at least six feet apart during scenes, with clever camera angles used to hide the gaps between characters.
They are not! Instead of co-stars Alan and Ruxandra, soap opera producers have lined up Alex Mulvaney and his wife Hannah to capture the shocking liaison, with clever camera angles used to hide their identities.