[T]his is the first sneak preview of Kylie Platt’s last dramatic moments as she dies in the arms of her husband on the Coronation Street cobbles.
The details of how Kylie, played by Paula Lane, dies are being kept strictly under wraps but as this moving picture shows she breathes her last breath in the street cradled by David.
The tear jerking scenes will air on ITV tonight (Friday July 15th) at 7.30 and 8.30pm – finally ending weeks of speculation about how the mum-of-two will leave the street.
Filming the harrowing scenes took its toll on Jack Shepherd who cried when he read the scripts for the first time.
He also revealed that his tears in the scene were real saying: “When the cameras stopped filming I couldn’t stop crying the tears were very real. The script is superb, every word, every moment of the scene was exactly right. They are the most moving scenes I have ever had to film. In rehearsal I just had to speak the lines and not look at anyone as I didn’t want to let my emotions take over too soon.”
Jack also said that Kylie’s death will see a return to the crazy out of control David of old: “David has to try and keep it together for the sake of the children but he wants to blame someone for what has happened. He is angry at the world, he and Kylie were so close to having the perfect life and now he is a single dad and a widower. He is lashing out and behaving in a way which really starts to worry his family. There is a lot more drama in the coming months as David struggles to come to terms with losing Kylie.”