Toyah Battersby (Georgia Taylor) is hands down sister goals – but her heart was left shattered in Coronation Street when a grieving Leanne (Jane Danson) exploded with emotion and told Toyah she couldn’t understand how she is feeling over Oliver’s illness – and added that she is lucky that she can’t have children.
Leanne is currently going through a mother’s worst nightmare and Toyah is her constant rock and Georgia has told Metro.co.uk that while the harsh words stung her deeply, Toyah understands that Leanne is speaking through agony rather than hate.
The actress told Metro.co.uk: ‘Interestingly, Jane found it harder than I did – she felt so bad saying it. We chatted on the phone when we got the scripts and we weren’t sure if Leanne would be so cruel.
‘But we talked it through and realised she’s in a parent’s worst nightmare and the normal way of being goes out of the window. Her outburst is not out of spite, it is out of pain – we tried to make it work and it’s always fine when we work it out together.
‘She felt dreadful dishing it out – I just had to take it! Toyah is emotionally intelligent enough to know it’s not personal. It hurts to be reminded that she is childless, this has impacted her life massively over ten years. But I think she understands it’s not about her.
‘You have to take that hit and step away; give that person time to breathe. Then you come back and rebuiold the bridges which is what they do. And they do manage to come back tgoether – it still hurts as it’s everything she already thinks of herself deep down anyway but she understands that it’s not personal.’
Viewers will tonight see Leanne realise how much she has overstepped the mark and she apologises to her hurt sister before they then reconcile. And then Toyah takes steps to try and convince Leanne to seek the support of a local support group run by her friend Josie.
Georgia explained: ‘Leanne currently feels no one understands that pain – so to go and communicate with people who are going through similar can only be a positive step. Toyah is instrumental in helping with that and Nick is so much on board with that as Leanne needs something that’s not so close.
‘That’s why counselling works for so many people as it’s hard to open up to the people you’re closest to. To do it with a stranger can be more freeing so Toyah is keen on this angle to get Leanne help.’
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