(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog November 2015, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Pictures released by ITV today show Sarah Platt being knocked down on the cobbles by Tim's van. She looks in a bad way and will be taken to Weatherfield General for treatment - where she's given the shock news that she's pregnant! It's Callum's baby, of course...
Sarah's hit by Tim's van after she goes on a date with Aidan Connor. Actor Tina O'Brien, who plays Sarah tells the Express: “It’s awful; it’s the
worst date in history! She’s not ready for it. She’s trying to prove a point: ‘I can do this, I am happy’, and she tries to
mask her insecurities with alcohol. She ends up very drunk and Aidan is not impressed.”
Tina says that she took acting tips from Alison King, who plays Carla Connor, when she was told that she'd have to act drunk on set.
“She told me something very interesting, which I tried and it did really work,” Tina reveals to the Express. “She said I should spin around in a circle, just before we filmed the scene. It made me really dizzy, but it helped, because it sent me off balance. So you then concentrate on trying to focus yourself a bit more, like you would do if you were really drunk.
“Sue Cleaver [Eileen Grimshaw] was in the scene with me and she was laughing her head off, because five seconds before they began filming I was spinning round and round on the spot. She thought I was mad! Hopefully it helped, but it was hard; I don’t know if I’ll be watching those scenes to be honest!”
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