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Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Mollie Gallagher interview: Can Nina stop Roy leaving Weatherfield?

How is Nina dealing with Kelly being back on the street?

With Kelly coming back to the street it seems like to Nina, that she is just going to get on with her life whereas she is still living with the scars of what has happened. Nina is a very empathetic character and she knows it will have to get to a point where she moves on but at the moment she is really snappy towards Kelly, it’s definitely a trigger. 

How does Nina feel about justice being served with Corey behind bars?

During the past few months, that has been her main priority, to get justice for Seb. She knew that if Abi killed Corey it was not going to bring Seb back so it was important to her to get the right justice. They achieved what they wanted, which was for Corey to go to prison and that is a really big deal to her. She never has to see him on the street again. 

What are Nina’s first thoughts when Roy tells Nina that the gun used to kill Natasha was the same one that Abi was going to use to kill Corey? 

Nina is shocked when she hears this and she feels a responsibility towards Natasha’s death because everything that happened with the gun is a massive regret. She can also see that Roy is distraught about what happened with Natasha and so Nina starts to see herself as this curse and blames herself for everything that is going wrong.  

Tell us about when Nina finds out that Roy is selling the Woody and putting the flat in her name. What thoughts are going through her head?

Nina has all these horrible ideas of what is happening after she keeps hearing a number of things about Roy. At first she is very confused but then she thinks that this must be it, that he is going to end his life and she is distraught. When she finally finds Roy and he tells her he is leaving Weatherfield because he can’t look Sam in the eye, she blames herself for everything that has happened again because she feels like she is always linked to the bad things that are happening on the street in some way. She can't get it out of her head that she is the problem. 

Does this remind her about what happened with her dad?

Yes, it's really sad because Nina has had a lot of people leave her and she has lost everyone that means the most to her - now Roy is leaving too. When her dad left her, it was because her dad died and she remembers that her dad told her that he would have loved to spend more time with her but obviously he couldn’t. But she feels like Roy leaving is different because Roy is making the decision to leave her and it’s his choice. She is absolutely gutted and she is trying everything to persuade him to stay.

How would she cope if Roy were to leave the street?

Although Nina is strong, she feels like it is one awful thing after another right now for her. We have seen her spiral out of control before after Seb’s death when she was abusing alcohol and this situation would be even worse because she will have lost both Seb and Roy in the space of a few months. I would hate to see what she would do because she will have no one.

What does she do to stop Roy leaving?

She tries to talk to him and use her words. She talks about everyone that she has lost in the past, her mum, her dad, Seb and now Roy. She tells Roy that if he leaves he will be breaking the promise that he made to her dad, the promise to look after. She can’t understand it because Roy Cropper would never break a promise! She feels let down by Roy and she just wants him to stay, she asks herself, how can Roy do this to me? I think if he were to stay, she has already felt so let down by even the thought of him leaving her that it would cause problems for them further down the line. 

When she sees Kelly surrounded by jeering teenagers, does it remind her of what she went through?

Yes, that is a massive trigger and it happens just as she is trying to put on a brave face in the midst of the situation with Roy.  She thinks to herself, what would Roy do in that situation? 

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Anonymous said...

NOOOOO! What a horrible storyline. Roy is one of the best characters ever and it would be unthinkable for him to go. What are thye writers thinking???

Anonymous said...

If anyone should go,it should be Abi since she was the one who got the gun in the first place and showed no remorse for Natasha's death and Roy lying to the police to protect Abi and Nina.
If Roy does leave,then I'll no longer be watching Corrie due to the writers destroying Roy's good name in a horrible storyline.

C in Canada said...

There's no way the show is letting Roy leave. This is just another facet to the story. Abi will either get caught in her lie, or she'll 'fess up.
That's how soaps work.

Anonymous said...

Roy isn't going anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the actor needs a holiday.


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