Millie Gibson, who plays Millie on Coronation Street, confessed to Lorraine on Wednesday morning that her character’s trademark brow slit is truly a scar.
Millie Gibson, who plays Kelly Neelan on Coronation Street, appeared on Lorraine Kelly’s talk show on Wednesday morning to discuss her character’s storyline. People frequently mistake Millie’s cut in her brow for a mark she made herself, according to Lorraine. Millie, on the other hand, told Lorraine that the scar is a scar, not a fashion statement for his character on Coronation Street.
Lorraine asked: “Now a lot of people have mentioned, and I know you’ve got this a lot, your little eyebrow, and they said, oh did you do it on purpose as part of the character?” after discussing about Millie’s storyline on the BBC soap.
“You know, to make her a little agitated or anything, but it’s not like that; what happened to you, wasn’t it an accident?”
“It’s a scar; everyone thinks I did it myself, but no, I was really young, and in all my baby pictures, I seem like a real thug,” Millie chuckled.
“When I was a baby, I tumbled down the stairs and my hairs never grew back, but everyone thinks I did it for the character.
“I think it works, especially for Kelly, because everyone did it themselves,” she said.
“Well, it’s extremely distinctive, and that makes sense,” Lorraine said, “and it doesn’t matter for that character though your, right?”
The two also discussed the sensitivity of the tale and how it is inspired by the 2007 murder of Sophie Lancaster.
“An outstanding performance as I was watching, it’s truly remarkable, so powerful such a tremendous plot Millie, isn’t it?” Lorraine continued.
“Oh my god, it’s been great doing it,” Millie remarked. “It’s been so much pressure in a good way to be a part of such a true and raw plot, and I’ve just been so honoured to be a part of it.”
“And it’s based on a true event, as we all know, the tale of Sophie Lancaster, who was murdered just because she was different,” Lorraine continued.
“So, this is something Coronation Street does extremely well when it’s based on truth, because you’ve got the pressure to get this right because you have to give her justice,” she says.
“I felt we were all in such good hands with Corrie because they always provide such good examples of actual tales and to raise awareness,” Millie agreed with Lorraine.
“Especially with hate crimes, it was incredible to do Sophie Lancaster justice while also doing Seb justice.”
Lorraine also discussed how the producers spoke with Sophie’s family, saying, “That’s the reality they’re having to live with,” adding, “It’s really crucial to make sure they’re satisfied with what occurs, and again, we give their daughter credit.”
“I was blown away when I first read the scripts since I was familiar with Sophie Lancaster’s attack and the first thing that came to mind was the BBC show Murdered For Being Different,” Millie said.
“That just blew me away, so I figured if we could have the same impact on Corrie fans as they had, we were doing something right, but yeah, it was incredible.”
Viewers of Coronation Street who were familiar with the plot used social media to share their feelings about it.
“Fantastic how coronation street is bringing such amazing awareness for Sophie Lancaster!” one person said. #Lorraine.”
“Millie is a fantastic actor who brings the plot to life. Another remarked, “She should be proud of herself for being so honest in bringing out the message.”