Coronation Street legend Brian Capron has revealed all on the game-changing behind-the-scenes preparations for his now-iconic death as serial killer Richard Hillman.
As we all know, Hillman met his final end as he attempted to drown his stepfamily, including Gail Platt (Helen Worth) and her children David (Jack P Shephard) and Sarah-Louise (Tina O’Brien), but driving their car into a canal.
The ambitious stunt has gone down in soap history, and appearing on This Morning today with fellow Corrie baddie Connor McIntyre (who played Pat Phelan), Brian reminisced on his exit.
‘A Bond stunt scene put that together,’ he revealed to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. ‘When they told me I was going to die in a canal, I thought it would be a bit boring but it was absolutely incredible,
‘We were the first soap to ever shoot underwater – that was the money shot really, we did it in a special tank.’
He continued: ‘We actually used five cars for the whole sequence, we were there for two or three days underwater.
‘The crash was shot overnight and I remember I was put in a body bag, which was pretty horrible.’
Pat Phelan actor Connor also bonded with Brian, saying he had a similarly miserable experience filming his (first) death scene when Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) pushed him off a pier.
Basically, they were both very wet, very cold and both pretending to be dead for a long time – sounds stunning.
Whilst Corrie is currently airing some of its most memorable moments in a new retrospective show to counteract the reduced episode count thanks to coronavirus, we clearly have some exciting things on the way.
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Coronation Street: Memorable Moments continues tonight at 8.30pm on ITV.
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