Coronation Street favourite Carla Connor (played by Alison King) has been struggling with the demons in her head recently.

The businesswoman thinks she is responsible for the Underworld roof collapse, but fans know it will be revealed to be someone else.

However, it seems there’s going to be a turning point coming up for Carla as she threatens to take her own life.

Fans know she will be rescued in the nick of time and she will get the help she so desperately needs. Now, Alison has spoken about what’s coming in the future for her character.

It has previously been revealed Carla’s on-off lover, Peter Barlow (Peter Gascoyne) will be the one to be there for her.

What’s more, he will be crucial for her recovery in the coming weeks and it’s something Alison thinks will be crucial.

Speaking about the relationship with Peter, the actress explained: “It’s really important; he has shown her that he will do anything for her still and she can trust him.

“He has literally saved her through his perseverance and believing that Carla is still in there and the belief she can come back – that is worth fighting for.

“So I think they will become more solid than they have ever been.”

Alison opened up about filming the emotionally charged scenes which will culminate on Carla being on the roof, threatening to take her own life. 

She recalled: “It was really weird trying to encapsulate what she is going through.

“I met a beautiful lady through MIND; she came to meet with me in the studios.

“When I talked to her, I asked so many questions – she suffers from what Carla is suffering, and she told me that during those moments of extreme psychos, you are never not yourself, but you are just the most terrified version of yourself.

“You are locked in there, when you are spiking in these psychotic episodes, there is no way out.

“You are trapped in there and wherever you are or whoever you are with it is terrifying bt you need to be free to go through with it and this is what I’m trying to portray.”

Furthermore, Alison explained how “it made all the difference” meeting someone experiencing the same thing as Carla.

The actress added: “With soaps there are different writers for each episode and they can have slightly different ideas, the team from MIND were across all the scripts and for me it was important to have the through line to hold on to and get that from her and keep it real. 

She was able to help me with how Carla would be speaking, her physicality, her need for isolation and desire to hide away. It is important for people to see how it is affecting her.”

The big week on Corrie will also see the real criminal behind the Underworld factory collapse revealed after three suspects have been confirmed.

Coronation Street continues Monday on ITV at 9pm. 

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