Kym Marsh has opened up about her role as Michelle in Coronation Street, and how the character will be affected following her tragic miscarriage storyline on the show.
The actress made the brave decision to take part in the storyline where Michelle miscarries her child in order to raise awareness and help those going through the same ordeal, and was praised for her amazing performance. Speaking to the Manchester Evening News about her character as well as her own experience of losing her son Archie in 2009 after giving birth 18 weeks early, she said: "I think in the coming weeks you're going to see a different Michelle, because she is quite broken at the moment, and so you're probably not going to see much of the old Michelle. You're going to see someone that many people don't recognise and that is actually something that I had. Nobody recognised me when I had gone through all of that."
Kym spoke about the storyline
She continued: "[Michelle] is broken, she is completely broken and so for a good few weeks, you're going to see quite a broken Michelle. You might start to see glimmers of her in the future storylines but not for a very long time. Her flicky eyeliner might be gone for some time." After the storyline was announcement, Kym spoke about why she decided to be involved. In a statement, she said: "I thought long and hard before agreeing to take on the challenge of this storyline. It is obviously a cause very close to my heart having lost my beautiful Archie at 21 weeks and 5 days. I discussed it with my family and friends, all of who were very supportive. In the end I felt it was an important story to tell in order to raise awareness of something which affects thousands of women every year."