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Coronation Street star Cait Fitton reveals emotional reason filming ‘scary’ Lauren episode was so hard


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A recent Coronation Street episode that saw a showdown between Lauren Bolton and her violent predator Joel Deering (Calum Lill) certainly left us very unsettled.

So it’s not surprising that actress Cait Fitton told Metro.co.uk that she found it very tough too.

But this isn’t just because of the intensity of sexual grooming and violent scenes, but because the actress felt an enormous responsibility to the many real-life victims impacted by Lauren’s situation.

She told us: ‘It was very tough. Having a two-hander, there’s an immense amount of pressure there. Even regardless, doing a storyline that’s going to hit so many people, it’s hard!

‘You feel like you’ve got this duty of care to these people who have experienced it, you want it to be good and you want them to be able to look at it and go “wow, how inspiring, our story is out there”. All these issues need to be raised – these girls need justice for what they’ve experienced.’

The frightening scenes were very tough to film (Picture: ITV)

In the video interview with us, Cait was enthusiastic about the reception she has had from fans, particularly as she is aware of some frustration over the length of time the plot took to resolve.

But, more than that, what Lauren’s disappearance but poor, wrongly accused Roy Cropper (David Neilson) through!

‘I completely get the frustration of the fans,’ she assured us. ‘Lauren looks at Roy as this maternal, parental figure in her life. She’s never had a good relationship with her dad so to have someone like Roy who, again, has given her a second chance at life, she’s so grateful towards him.

‘She might not show it all the time, but deep down she is very grateful. I love their little bond, it’s something I would love to focus on more. I love working with David, he’s such a pleasure to be around, he’s so wise and I learn a lot from him.

‘I was devastated when I got told about what was happening with Roy because you watch it, and you tell yourself it’s not real, but when you’ve watched it for so long, you can’t help but have those feelings. I do understand it!’

Cait Fitton has returned to the role – and straight in to the deep end with co-star Calum (Picture: ITV)

The popular actress had to keep her return a secret despite knowing about it for six months (Picture: PA)

And not only this, she also had to deceive viewers by making out she had left Corrie – something that was easier said than done!

‘People’s opinions of the storyline has been really positive,’ Cait enthused. ‘Funnily enough, when I was in the show, I didn’t really get a lot of publicity but as soon as I leave, people ask if I’m coming back!

‘It’s been amazing, a whirlwind of emotions – really …read more

Source:: Metro

      

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