(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog November 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Earlier this week we blogged the tabloid rumour that Bethany Platt was going to get involved in a lap dancing storyline. You can read that here.
I truly hoped that this was one tabloid rumour that was not going to be true, but we can now confirm it will indeed be shown on Coronation Street.
Lucy Fallon, who plays Bethany Platt in Coronation Street, tells the Manchester Evening News in an interview this week about the storyline.
She says: “Bethany does get a job at the strip club and for Bethany it’s a thing to say that she has control over what those men can do to her so they can’t touch her and they can’t do anything to her. She takes back control of her own body and the way she views herself. In her mind she’s laughing at them as she’s doing. Obviously a lot of people will be asking ‘why is she doing that? that’s ridiculous’ but it’s the way that she’s recovering.
“Whether that’s the right thing is another story.
“She’s got a really, really long journey to recovery and whether she will fully recover ever we don’t know. We have to show she’s really struggling and she’s not going to suddenly get over what’s happened. And it’s an interesting way to play it out.”
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