When Shona Ramsey returns to Coronation Street, don’t expect her to act exactly like the beloved character you remember as there will be big changes to the character as she navigates her way through her memory loss.
Shona star Julia Goulding spoke to RadioTimes.com and other press about her return and she has teased that her character will be a lot colder and prone to volatile outbursts when she gets back to the cobbles, following Goulding’s maternity leave.
“She’s still Shona,” Goulding said, adding that the essence of who that character was is still there, as is her fashion sense- indicating her well-known Doc Martens shoes could reappear. But she will be a lot more distanced than she was before and a lot of her personality has been lost along with her memory which will make her very unpredictable going forward.
“Due to the nature of her brain injury, her reactions are somewhat enhanced” Goulding explains. “Whereas a little thing beforehand she would have just batted away, she can react in quite an explosive manner at the moment.” David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd) better tread carefully by the sound of things.
She also added that she hopes Shona will be back working with Roy before too long as she loves working with the actor so much. “Working with David Neilson is just a dream”. It’s nice to know Roy Cropper is just as lovely in real life!
Show boss Iain MacLeod recently said David and Shona are a love story and he heavily indicated we were due to for a happy ending to this story – thankfully!