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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Phil Collinson on Becky's exit: "The tears were real"

There's a wonderful article about Becky McDonald's exit from Coronation Street online at Ian Wylie's website The Life of Wylie.

Ian was at the early screening of the wedding and Becky's exit epidodes and describes in detail about being a life-long Corrie fan and what these two episodes in particular meant to him.

He interviewed Corrie producer Phil Collinson who revealed that when Becky hugged Roy and Hayley goodbye in her leaving scenes on the Street, the tears were all real. 

Phil said: “They were real tears for all of us. It’s such a close team making Coronation Street.  You have to be when you’re making that much television – working together that closely for that number of hours under that intense scrutiny and pressure. We’re all close. And it’s hard to lose somebody so integral to your team.”

Read the full article here, it's well worth a read.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Producer Phil Collinson said: “These episodes are as good as anything I’ve ever seen. Not just on Coronation Street but on any drama on British television."

He can't have seen much TV drama then.

Annie said...

Ahh the sour Anonymous, here to brighten our day as ever.

Anonymous said...

I thought she was the worst actor on the soap apart from the final episode.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't looking forwards to the wedding, imagined 'the worst' but was very pleasantly surprised how Becky made the decision not to wreak havoc physically or emotionally inside the church, but to make sure Stevie-boy didn't have a "lucky escape".
How much sweeter that was!
So glad Becky has been subdued the past few months, made the ending so much more 'real' even though the way she and Kylie obtained the med records could only be described as pure entertainment.
Good ending, she deserved it, and Steve deserves his ending too.

Anonymous said...

Steve is now gutted to find Becky with somebody else and he is now going to be all on his own ah... poor steve!

However, I think it will get better by Sally finding that Frank is not the man she makes him out to be... (I think he will possibly try it on with her in some way, causing his mother to be stunned too), not only that, but after what Sally called Carla, well I think she'll be well out of any future job working for her.

Anonymous said...

....leading the way for Sally to do something on her own, for herself, like so many viewers wish for and think Sally is more than capable of!

Anonymous said...

Steve and Maria should hook up, with their kiddies. Steve can be the only bloke who doesn't die and Maria can be the only gal who isn't psycho... or is she?

I'd love to see Sally do something off on her own, she can get that lazy kid of hers to help her out!

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