CORONATION Street star Mollie Gallagher broke down in tears when she saw her character Nina Lucas’ injuries in make-up.
The actress – who has played goth Nina for 18 months – has revealed she was overcome with emotion the first time she saw what was to happen to Nina.
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Actress Mollie was overcome with emotional over Nina’s injuries[/caption]
Viewers will watch tonight as Nina and boyfriend Seb Franklin are brutally assaulted by Corey Brent’s gang of thugs.
But it is the state of Nina’s injuries that affected Mollie – even before she filmed the scenes.
Speaking to The Sun and other media, Mollie said: “I remember the first time I had the make-up done, I hadn’t filmed any scenes yet and I’d just been rehearsing it in my mirror at home by myself.
“As soon as the makeup was done, I just wanted to cry.
Nina is left fighting for her life after tonight’s episode[/caption]
Seb is also in a bad way following the brutal attack[/caption]
“I remember looking at my reflection and thinking, ‘wow’. I already knew it was awful but when you’re actually in it, I thought I could cry.
“It was a really strange feeling. I kept thinking about all the scenes and what was coming up.
“It did help in a way as I was able to hold that feeling when we filmed the scenes.
“It was a massive help.”
Mollie also told how filming the beginning of the attack scenes when Kelly Neelan slaps Nina, left her feeling the panic as if it was a real-life attack.
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She said: “I remember filming it and you can feel the panic.
“When we were filming it, there was something about the day which did feel a bit intimidating.
“I think because it was just me and Harry against a big group of people.”