Coronation Street has released a brand-new behind-the-scenes video showing Paula Lane filming Kylie Platt’s tragic demise.
Friday’s episode of the ITV soap saw Kylie die from a stab wound to the chest after intervening in an argument between Gemma and Clayton outside the kebab shop.
Now, viewers can see how the heartbreaking scenes were staged: from an obviously pregnant Paula Lane conferring with her stunt double to Jack P Shepherd observing how the pivotal cliffhanger was going to be shot.
Speaking recently about the moment when Kylie breathed her last, actor Jack P Shepherd revealed that the tears he shed on screen were real:
“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.”
And here is the end result as Kylie suffers the knifing in Friday’s episode:
Followed by the emotional moment in which David ended up losing the love of his life right before his very eyes. Jack P Shepherd and Paula Lane – we salute you!
You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Coronation Street below.