(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog July 2016, reposted to this blog with permission.)
When blogger Emma and I attended the Coronation Street press day at ITV last week, we met Simon Gregson and Kym Marsh. Emma has written a fantastic account of the interview here and I would urge you to read it, it's great.
At the press event, Simon Gregson talked about Leanne's baby storyline, of course. And he took us all by surprise by saying that the Coronation Street scriptwriters had written the scene for Steve and Leanne for the night when Leanne's baby was conceived.
Now, it's a scene we'll never see, I guess. But the fact that the writers did this to help Simon and Jane (as Steve and Leanne) understand what was going on between their characters on that night, and how they ended up in bed together, is great. It really shows attention to detail.
Speaking about Steve and Leanne's baby, Simon Gregson told us: "It just came out of the blue - me and Jane were a bit like, ‘Where has this come from?'"
So, the scriptwriters wrote scenes for it, which made sense to us. Absolutely no sense to the viewers of course, but…"
goes around to her flat and they’re both in a bad place. Steve thinks
Michelle’s gone and it’s all over. They have a drink of wine and woe is
See also a guest blog post: Why Steve and Leanne's baby doesn't make sense.
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