Corrie's Bethany Platt to be raped by third man
'Coronation Street's Bethany Platt faces even more horror as she is set to be raped by a third man
'Coronation Street's Bethany Platt is set to be raped by a third man.
Chris Harper's character Nathan Curtis has won the trust of 16-year-old Bethany (Lucy Fallon) and made her his girlfriend, but he has been plotting a grooming mission all along and plans to let his friends take advantage of the youngster.
After Bethany was raped by his friend Neil on Friday's (28.04.17) episode, The Sun reports that she will be assaulted by another mate of his called Ian.
Speaking previously about the harrowing storyline, Chris admitted Bethany will be entering a "dark space"
He said: "Nathan has done it before to other people and is doing with other people still. Bethany is falling in love with him. She is going to be entering a dark space and Nathan introducing Neil is just the beginning. Counsellors call it love bombing and it can happen to anyone. The perpetrator pretends to be your hero but Bethany to Nathan is a commodity. Nathan will be proposing to her and he wins her trust and makes her fall in love with him then flips it and plays on her age."
Chris admitted it's been tough to portray such a heinous character on the cobbles but he was thrilled to be cast in 'Corrie' as it is his favourite TV show.
He said: "I burst into tears when I got the role. My wife who is brilliantly supportive said it was a fantastic opportunity and a great part and a great chance. I hope Nathan doesn't stay in Weatherfield for long. I hope he doesn't get a job in the Rovers and become good but bitter.
"I've met some incredibly strong people and when they found out that 'Corrie' was going to do this story they were happy. They're used to being ignored or labelled. The NSPCC is pushing this as a big problem we have across the country."