Paddy Bever, a soap actor, spoke to bbcnewz.online about the fallout between David Platt and Max Turner in the internet troll plot line.
Paddy Bever, a 19-year-old soap actor, won the National Television Award (NTA) for Rising Star at the event held in London last night (October 13). Since moving to Weatherfield last year, the young actor has tackled some challenging storylines, such as internet trolls and revenge porn. In his most recent plot, David Platt (played by Jack P. Shepherd) reported him to the police after suspecting he was the one sending death threats to Maria Connor (Samia Longchambon) under the alias Sadboy55. This led to the seizure of Max Turner’s electronic devices in Coronation Street.
David assured Max that everything would be alright if he listened to the police officers and “told them the truth.”
Two police officers escorted Max to the police station for questioning and told him he would need a responsible adult.
Emboldened by the accusations, Max (Julia Goulding) went along with Shona Platt and warned David to stay away from him.
The ITV soap star Paddy commented on how the future would affect Max and David’s relationship, saying, “All I can say is that we are going to see tension and you are going to see some changes between the relationship.”
The dynamics will change, so yes, that is all I can say, he continued.
From Paddy’s words, it appears that the two characters are growing apart, with Max losing faith in David as a result of the false accusation.
Fans of Corrie have also begun to conjecture about the true identity of Maria’s online troll, with some blaming Shona.
When Max rejected David as his appropriate adult, Shona quickly accompanied him to the police station. This made her appear untrustworthy.
I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything so intense but so exciting, Paddy said after receiving his award. I’m in disbelief.
Paddy has been a part of the soap opera for just 13 months, but his work has already won him an NTA. This is a testament to how well-received he has been by viewers.
Iain MacLeod, the amazing head of Coronation Street, “has trusted me with such heavy content, and I hope that I’ve been able to do some sort of justice. I can’t really believe that in that time. So, yes, it has undoubtedly been an exciting year.
He is a very strong character, continued Paddy. He doesn’t concede anything, but he also has a beautiful interior.
“He just has a lot of anger and insecurities. However, I’m hoping you’ll get to see more of him.
“Raising awareness for things in society today, there’s spiking which we saw a rise on last year and is a real issue and it’s happening every day to so many people,” the soap star said of the fan response on social media.
“But without prejudicing who it may be. That is something that anyone can encounter, as is the revenge porn plot, which is becoming more and more common.
He referred to being a part of the long-running ITV series as “incredible” and described the cast and crew as being like a “family” on the set. They welcome you with open arms, they continue.
Paddy was only one of the winners at last night’s NTAs; Mark Charnock of Emmerdale won Best Serial Drama Performance for his moving performance in Marlon Dingle’s stroke storyline.
In addition, Emmerdale won the award for the best Serial Drama series, which was a triumph for the year’s 50th anniversary of the soap opera.
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