Leanne Tilsley to see Corrie Karl's dark side

Coronation Street's Leanne Tilsley is to see the "dark side" of Karl Munro - then she sparks a row with her mother Stella Price when she tells her what she thinks of her menacing boyfriend

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Jane Danson

Jane Danson

Coronation Street's Leanne Tilsley is to see the "dark side" of Karl Munro.

The Weatherfield businesswoman is unhappy about her mother Stella Price's (Michelle Collins) reconciliation with her former flame (John Michie), and grows even more uneasy when he gets "forceful" with her.

Jane Danson, who plays Leanne, said: "With Leanne being the way she is, she's quite cocky with Karl. Stella leaves her phone in the Bistro, so Leanne says that she'll bring it over. In the meantime, Karl makes his way over and almost snatches it off Leanne.

"Leanne makes out that she's not frightened of Karl, but he grabs her wrist and is a little bit forceful. Leanne sees that dark side of Karl that she's only ever really heard about before.

"Karl is quite hard with Leanne, and although she puts on... bravado, you can tell that she's wobbling a little bit. She's seen a glimpse of a nasty side, whereas he puts on a nice front for everybody else."

Leanne makes her feelings on Karl - who started the recent fire in the Rovers Return and subsequently killed Sunita Alahan to protect his dark secret - known to Stella, sparking another row.

Jane added to DigitalSpy: "Leanne tells Stella that Karl is a nasty piece of work and was really threatening towards her, but she does it in a way that's quite abrupt. We all know that Leanne has an attitude at times! Leanne argues with Stella about it, so Stella thinks that Leanne is just as bad. Stella says, 'No wonder he spoke to you like that!' Stella sees it as six of one, half a dozen of the other.

"This causes quite a lot of conflict with Stella. Even though they've built a few bridges, they end up at loggerheads for a while. That's nice, because it opens up that relationship a bit more, too."

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