Corrie viewers have already seen teen mum Faye Windass (Ellie Leach) struggle in the wake of giving birth to daughter Miley. But now, it seems, the situation is set to reach crisis point.
“Faye makes a big decision,” actress Debbie Rush – who plays Faye’s adoptive mum Anna – told RadioTimes.com on the red carpet at the British Soap Awards. “Both Anna and Tim have really been supporting Faye and they do come to realise that not every mum loves their child. Between them, they’re going to do what’s best for the baby.”
Viewers have already seen Anna trying to get Faye to take responsibility for her newborn. But Anna will soon discover that she’s fighting a losing battle. “Faye has made it plainly obvious that she isn’t very happy about the baby. The audience will know that. What we’ll see now is that however much she tries to be kind, there’s no nurturing involved whatsoever. She’s just not got a nurturing bone in her because she’s only a child.”
Yet despite the fact that Faye is proving to be uninterested in parenthood, Rush believes that Anna’s efforts should be recognised. “Anna’s tough love approach is quite good because need to show our young society that it’s not a bed of roses and they’ve got to take some responsibility. I’m really pleased with the way it went.”
As for the future for Anna, actress Rush teased that her character might become less beleaguered in the months ahead, particularly when it comes to comic scenes with sparring partner Sally Webster. “There’s more of that coming up. We’ve had three years of downtrodden Anna and I’m really grateful for the storylines. But this might feel like a whole new role again. It’ll keep things spiced up!”
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