Wednesday, 6 July 2016

The brilliance of Tina O'Brien in her role as Sarah Platt

(This post was originally posted by Ruth Owen on the Coronation Street Blog in June 2016, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Tina O'Brien, in her role as Sarah Platt is, currently, head and shoulders above the rest of the cast in her acting, with the one possible exception of Daniel Brocklebank.

Ever since Sarah became involved with Callum: his murder, her discovery that she was pregnant, the birth of Harry, the consequent post partum psychosis - through all of this we have had the pleasure of witnessing real acting talent from her.

In Sunday's episode we saw that Sarah is now convinced, despite his funeral, that Callum is alive. She sits staring at the television, the wall, out onto the street, all the while demonstrating the depth of her conviction that, in fact, Callum is alive and will soon be at her door seeking revenge on her, Kylie and David. In addition, for all we know, Sarah may also fear that Callum will want to abduct  baby Harry. After all, he has lost one of his children, Max, and may not wish to lose another. All these anxieties may well be hurtling around Sarah's head, but as she is barely communicating with anyone, it is hard to be sure.

Kylie and David, especially Kylie are concerned about her and so is Gail, but only in a gentle way. David will now be more concerned though after Sarah told him that Callum is still alive.

What will happen to Sarah now? Surely David and Kylie will want to keep a close eye on her for fear that she will say something too revelatory concerning Callum. But Sarah's mind has become dangerously unbalanced and no doubt she needs some treatment. David though will contest such a decision, again because he doesn't trust her to keep Callum's murder under wraps even if Sarah is saying that Callum is still alive. Confusing!

Whatever happens in the storyline, I am completely impressed by Tina O'Brien's acting. She is yet young so may get even better. I just hope she sticks around; though with the convincing intensity of her performances, it may prove hard to keep her on the cobbles.

Ruth Owen, twitter @Ruth1722

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