Coronation Street star Millie Gibson: 'Kelly has PTSD as her ordeal gets worse'

Coronation Street’s Kelly Neelan has endured a lot – and while many fans believe that her situation is of her own making as she played a part on the attack on Seb Franklin and Nina Lucas – no-one can deny that it’s so much for someone so young to deal with.

As Kelly finds herself cast out after her part in the crime, being released from prison is almost a whole new sentence in itself.

Millie Gibson, who plays her, told ‘She might not show it too much externally but inside I think this has really changed her, I think she’s got a form of PTSD since the attack which triggers when she gets certain reminders.

‘She’s definitely going to have the scars for a long time.’

Speaking about what Kelly is going to endure, the star explained: she’s at rock bottom and in some ways it’s even worse than when she was in prison which is really shocking to see because you wouldn’t have thought it could get any worse for her but it does.

‘She’s free but in a way she’s still locked into this nightmare because of what she’s done. She still can’t escape from it and I think she feels more alone than ever.

‘At least when she was in prison she had Toyah and Imran’s support but now they have to focus on Elsie and she finds herself on her own.’

She continued: ‘I knew she was going to have a tough time when she got out of prison and everyone wouldn’t be opening her back with open arms. But her being homeless and finding herself thinking about turning to this strange man in desperation was quite shocking.

‘As an actress I’m so grateful that they think I can manage storylines like this, it’s been amazing to get my teeth into it.’

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