Coronation Street’s Tina O'Brien says she injured arm diving to the ground to film Sarah and Gary's epic car crash stunt

Coronation Street’s Tina O'Brien says she injured arm diving to the ground to film Sarah and Gary's epic car crash stunt

CORONATION Street's Tina O'Brien reveals she injured her arm whle diving to the ground to film the soap's epic car crash stunt.

The actress revealed the details surrounding the soap's first stunt under social distancing guidelines between her character Sarah Platt and the devious Gary Windass.

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Tina, 36, praised the stuntman who helped them film the scene and also told Digital Spy and other media that she injured herself in the process of filming.

She explained: "I even ended with a scrape down my arm when I threw myself onto a mat, I really thought I was in some sort of action film and got carried away like a post-COVID Bond Girl!"

"The stunt double guy was just insane, he threw himself off that car. They are just so hard!"

To help stay within the social distancing measures, the scene required the use of mannequin which was dressed up and made to look that Sarah, that Gary (Mikey North) would push out of the way of an oncoming car.


The actress joked: Originally, the mannequin wasn't as heightly-challenged as me! The mannequin was taller – and slimmer – than me – but COVID's been cruel and she hasn't had to go through getting food in the house for three months eating everything!"

"Mikey had to push me, but we can't have contact so we used a mannequin. I've not seen what it looks like when edited together so I'm just hoping it's not like, there's Tina and there's a mannequin!"

The former Waterloo Road star hinted that she may have been a little rusty after a three-month break provided a hilarious response when asked how it felt to be replaced by a mannequin.

"I think the mannequin was better than me. I took it quite well! Some would say it was an improvement!"


The stunt comes after Sarah found proof that Gary murdered Rick Neelan and she ran away from him while calling 999.

Gary tells her he did it to save her and the kids and that he never stopped loving her.

Asked if Sarah feels some sense of guilt over Rick's death, she said: "I think she does. I think she feels guilty.

 "I think knowing what she knows about the time it happened, she'd finished with Gary and started a relationship with Adam and was keeping it under wraps, so I think she feels a sense of responsibility for it."

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