Tragically, Seb Franklin was brutally murdered after he and girlfriend Nina were attacked in the street on Coronation Street
Coronation Street actress Mollie Gallagher has said that Nina Lucas and Seb Franklin would have been “together forever” as they were so in love with one another.
Tragically, Seb (Harry Visinoni) was brutally murdered after he and girlfriend Nina were attacked in the street.
Next week, the ITV soap will air Nina’s flashbacks from that fatal night as she recalls what really happened – and who killed her boyfriend.
Viewers will also see Nina and Seb kiss in the scenes, which weren’t able to be filmed until now due to the pandemic.
Mollie has said that the scenes are integral in the flashback as it shows how in love the young couple were and simultaneously highlights how tragic Seb’s death was.
She said: “It is important to show their relationship to remind viewers of how in love they were, I do think that that was it for them and they would have been together forever.
“Harry and I had never been that physically close before, even when we were doing the relationship scenes we had always filmed two metres apart.
“Filming the kiss was strange because it was the first time that we had been that close to each other! Prior to filming that scene, we had been put in a safety ‘bubble’ and we both took a Covid test beforehand.”
Mollie said that she found it “very hard” to film the scenes as she remembered the connection to Sophie Lancaster’s murder, which the storyline is based on.
In 2007, Sophie and her boyfriend attacked by a gang of five boys in a park in Lancashire.
She died of her severe head injuries thirteen days later, while her boyfriend had suffered with brain damage and struggled with depression followed by the attack.
“It was very hard because it was a reminder of the connection to the Sophie Lancaster story,” she said. “I am only an actor playing a role but this has happened to people in real life and that is heartbreaking.
“It was cold and wet, lying on the floor, and we had to get back into the mindset that we had a few months ago and that was difficult but I am so grateful to be doing this storyline on an issue which is so important to highlight.”
*Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV