Thursday, 12 June 2014

Marc Baylis: "I am very relieved the secret is out"

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog May 2014, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Millions of viewers saw Rob confront Tina over her affair with alcoholic bookie Peter Barlow - ending months of speculation about the identity of her killer.

This is the dramatic moment when Corrie killer Rob Donovan looks down on the lifeless body of barmaid Tina McIntyre - after a violent confrontation led to her falling to the cobbles below.

On Wednesday night a desperate Rob will start to cover his tracks by staging a burglary at Tina’s flat and viewers will be stunned by a shocking twist just minutes into the 9pm episode.

And in the coming days, weeks and months Rob will evade suspicion with both Carla and Peter having to answer police questions about the murder.

On Thursday night, as these pictures show, Peter will be hauled into custody under suspicion of killing his lover - but will police eventually get the right man?

Marc Baylis who plays Rob says he is relieved the secret is out as he has lived in fear of letting it slip since the murder was filmed back in April.

And he explained that as well as filming four different endings, to put viewers off the scent, the production team went to extraordinary lengths to keep his identity as the killer a secret.

He said: “There was one occasion when I had to go out filming in Manchester and we didn’t want the pap photographers who follow us everywhere to get a shot of me. So they dressed me in  wellington boots, a long coat and a skeleton mask for the drive out to location.

“I am very relieved now that the secret is out - I don’t know what reaction to expect in the street, maybe I will need to keep my head down for a while.”

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