Coronation Street star Katie McGlynn reveals she needed counseling after filming Sinead Tinker's tragic cancer death
- The 26-year-old said she struggled to deal with the consequences of her final scenes and, after spending a night crying, sought help from a counselor.
- She added that while counseling has helped, she still suffers moments when she mourns Sinead's death.
- Katie also revealed that during filming she gained weight as the scenes left her emotionally drained.
- Fans were crying with Sinead died of cervical cancer in scenes that aired Friday night
Coronation Street star Katie McGlynn has revealed that she fought the pain and sought therapy after filming Sinead Tinker's painful cervical cancer death.
The 26-year-old told the Sunday Mirror that she was struggling to cope with the aftermath of Sinead's death and couldn't stop crying. after saying goodbye to the character.
On Friday night, viewers were in tears when Sinead died of cervical cancer when harrowing scenes saw her peacefully escaping with husband Daniel Osbourne and son Bertie beside her.
Coronation Street actress Katie McGlynn said she fought the pain and sought therapy after filming Sinead Tinker's cervical cancer death.
Speaking about her seven-year soap opera, Katie admitted that she had always felt an emotional attachment to Sinead after she got the role at age 19.
Describing the moment she wore the character's iconic shoes, the star where her life was swallowed up by the quirky character.
Katie – who even wore her character's pajamas when watching the last episode of Sinead – said that after seeing the scene in which her character was informed that she was weeks old, her emotions overwhelmed her.
& # 39; The next day I was crying. I could not stop. I ended up going to see a counselor who told me he was mourning Sinead, ”Katie said.
"A month later, I still feel like I'm mourning her." It seems that waves of sadness come over me.
In trouble: The actress revealed that after watching the scenes where Sinead learned she was weeks old (pictured with actor Rob Mallard), she couldn't stop crying.
Katie added that she spoke to a mental health expert who suggested that she write a letter to Sinead to provide some form of closure.
She added: 'One minute I'll be fine, then the next I'm crying. It may seem strange, but to me Sinead has always been real.
Katie also admitted that she sometimes hears Sinead's voice and sees a part of the character when looking in the mirror.
She also revealed that filming had an effect on her physical stone, and gained weight after eating junk food.
Stepping back: Katie said, “The next day I was crying. I could not stop. I ended up going to see a counselor who told me he was mourning Sinead.
As Katie reflected on her last days at Corrie, she openly said it was her idea that Sinead be killed, to honestly portray the reality that not everyone survives the battle against cancer.
Viewers were disturbed on Friday when Sinead lost her battle with cervical cancer, just days after learning that her husband Daniel had cheated on her.
While she decided to forgive Daniel for her passing away in peace, Sinead's death was still difficult for many viewers to observe as she quietly walked away, watching her husband read a story to her son Bertie.
Coronation Street continues on Monday at 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm on ITV.
Goodbye: Actress Katie played Sinead from 2013 to 2019, and admitted that she always felt attached to the character and even kept some of her show clothes.