Coronation Street star Antony Cotton has hinted that Sean Tully will struggle to shift his suspicions of his boyfriend Laurence after he is accused of killing his wife.
In upcoming scenes, the barman will head off on a remote mountain mini break with his new man, but is noticeably unnerved after Eileen uncovers his sinister past.
Antony hinted that despite defending Laurence to his prying brother Todd, Sean immediately starts to ‘catastrophise’ the situation, leaving him fearing for his life when he heads off on the mini break.
Speaking out: Coronation Street star Antony Cotton has hinted that Sean Tully will struggle to shift his suspicions of his boyfriend Laurence after he is accused of killing his wife
In the upcoming scenes, Todd and Eileen cross paths with a taxi driver, who claims he was having an affair with Laurence while he was married to his wife Lindsay.
He then claims that when Lindsay discovered the affair, Laurence killed her by pushing her off a mountain, and Todd immediately rushes to Sean to break the news.
Speaking about the scenes, Antony explained: ‘From a drama point of view this is a classic boy who cried wolf story that Todd has said everything out loud about Laurence that he could possibly say but there is always going to be that one time when something might be true.
Interview: In upcoming scenes, the barman will head off on a remote mountain mini break with his new man, but is noticeably unnerved after Eileen uncovers his sinister past
Bombshell: Eileen and Todd discover that Laurence may have killed his wife Lindsay after she discovered his affair
‘But of course Todd being the way he is regardless of whether things are true or not it is always about what is the motive. Todd seems to always have a motive for anything he does.
‘Sean doesn’t have a motive for anything. He messes up and can be deeply irritating at times but it is never through malice.
‘So when Todd is presented with this fact that he finds out about Laurence it is the same as the photograph of the wife on the phone etc even when it seems to be coming from a good place Sean can’t help by feel Todd is just a bit of a nasty piece of work and he is doing it on purpose.
‘Even when it comes for a protective place over Sean and it is something that Sean should be told about it very quickly also turns into Todd being excited that he has this news to tell.’
Dramatic! Antony hinted that despite defending Laurence to his prying brother Todd, Sean immediately starts to ‘catastrophise’ the situation
Despite this, Antony added that Sean can’t shake his suspicions around Laurence, despite his fiery and turbulent relationship with Todd.
He said: ‘Ultimately it is probably because they are like duelling siblings and they are used to that way of being, but when Sean is on his own he starts to think about what Todd has said about how Laurence’s wife has died and Sean has been so unlucky in love that he is is used to that feeling and that default mode that it is really simple and quick for him to go that place again and think the worst of Laurence.
‘As soon as Todd puts a flea in his ear, about what he knows about Laurence, Sean reacts badly and tells him he’s a spiteful evil liar but the moment he gets two minutes to himself he starts thinking you know what it is probably true.’
Drama! Sean has been reluctant to listen to Todd’s suspicions of Laurence after he tried to kiss him in December
Antony went onto reveal that given Sean’s dramatic nature, it is no surprise that he still assumes the worst when he heads off with Laurence on his trip.
He said: ‘Yes he does and I can identify with that because a trait Sean and I share is being a catastrophiser, so that is very easy for me to play that with Sean.
‘Sometimes in real life I start worrying about things that could happen and people around me just look at me as if I am mad that my brain has gone to that place.
‘If someone I know is having tests at hospital for something minor I will go to the worst case scenario in my brain. So I can totally understand why Sean is thinking the worst about this situation.’
Worried: And despite rubbishing Todd and Eileen’s claims, Sean is noticeably unnerved when Laurence reveals their mini break will involve mountains
Since he first arrived on the cobbles, Sean has never succeeded in finding Mr Right, but Antony went onto say he is hoping that one day he can find his dream man.
He said: ‘Without a doubt it would be fantastic to see a big gay wedding on the street and yes it would be a lovely storyline for Sean with mishaps along the way, things getting cancelled and people not turning up but with a lovely happy day at the end.
‘But there is also a flip side which is once you are settled that is when people can stop writing stories for the character. I guess it depends on what the story is, but I would definitely like there to be a wedding one day in the future that involves Sean.’
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and ITVX.
Love in the air? Since he first arrived on the cobbles, Sean has never succeeded in finding Mr Right, but Antony went onto say he is hoping that one day he can find his dream man
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