Deposits have been raised for Stephen Reid’s loved ones in Coronation Street as his return continues to grow increasingly dramatic.
tephen, played by Todd Boyce, recently returned to Weatherfield after living in Italy, where he struggled financially.
It first appeared as if his comeback came at just the right time after his mother, Audrey Roberts, went through a tough time suffering from a bout of depression and trying to take her own life. my life.
However, Coronation Street producer Iain MacLeod revealed that Stephen actually made Audrey’s life a lot harder.
As viewers of the ITV soap opera have witnessed Stephen’s kiss with Jenny Bradley and will see his subsequent involvement in the death of Jenny’s partner Leo Thompkins, MacLeod said: “He She will continue to get more and more desperate, and get darker and darker as the story unfolds.
“The beauty of this character is really that he has a tremendous longevity in terms of his connection to the show and to a legacy family, but is really such a blank canvas that if you think back over it, His archival scenes, we don’t really know much about him.
“So we thought, actually, if we fill in those blanks and we learn more about him, should we make him dark, dangerous, interesting, and full? scheming?”
Speaking of the effect Stephen’s return had on his mother – one of the show’s most recognizable characters – MacLeod was unable to put viewers at ease, adding: “I’ve always worried about Audrey , I think any fan of Coronation Street should be, and am worried for Audrey, especially since she’s pretty fragile at the moment considering what we’ve seen on screen lately. .
“She went through this story of depression. She tried to take her own life and that made her especially vulnerable to Stephen because she clung to him as something positive, the light at the end of the tunnel for his affections. she. And he really isn’t.
“I should say she won’t be in any danger physically, but emotionally, the stakes are high for her, because she has put all of her mother’s eggs in her basket. Stephen.”
Boyce, the 61-year-old American actor who plays Stephen, has revealed what might happen next for the character after he was implicated in Leo’s death.
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“He might just say, ‘hey, you know, my money’s running out and I’m having a hard time,’ but he just kept digging into himself all the time.
“So Leo, I mean, he didn’t actually kill him, I guess it was manslaughter, but he didn’t call the authorities and say there was a dead body in the bin, because he had so many something to hide.”
Despite his dark and Machiavellian tendencies, Boyce explains that Stephen doesn’t necessarily always have as cunning intentions as viewers might be inclined to believe.
“I think he was always a successful businessman and it was like a gamble,” he said.
“He just thought if I could get that money, then I could make it grow and then I would give it back. [Audrey].
“So I just think he thought he was going to take her money out of the house, turn it into something bigger, and give it back.”
Reflecting on why Stephen turned out to be a figure of lies and intrigue, Boyce said: “I wanted my mother’s approval. I’m too proud.
“I’ve always been the one with the cash, the car and the factory, and it’s falling apart.
“I just don’t want that facade to disappear. So I will do anything to keep it and get it back.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/stephen-reid-set-to-make-mothers-life-a-lot-harder-corrie-producer-says-41961042.html Producer Corrie said Stephen Reid will make a mother’s life a lot harder