CORONATION Street fans were left open mouthed when twisted Pat Phelan committed one of the soap’s darkest crimes on Friday night.
And now ITV bosses have given them an insight into exactly how they created the gruesome scenes, which saw the builder force Andy to kill Vinny, before Phelan then murdered him.
ITV bosses revealed all the scenes’ secrets, including how they used a fake body for Vinny during certain parts of the filming[/caption]
The action was shot on location at an eerie mill[/caption]
After being taken to a dilapidated paper factory, a broken Andy shot Vinny – before turning the gun on his captor.
But this was a mistake, and Andy was soon taking a bullet from Phelan himself – bringing the body count to two.
Phelan had been rejected by his daughter Nicola earlier in the episode, after she discovered he had actually raped her mum – and it was clear that it was this that pushed him over the edge.
The filming involved a large amount of TV crew[/caption]
Oliver Farnworth, who played Andy, spoke in detail about what it was really like to film the gruesome scenes[/caption]
As soon as filming paused, crew members descended onto the set[/caption]
A team of make up artists worked hard to keep Vinny’s facial injuries looking convincing[/caption]
They also made sure the continuity between him and his rubber body double was perfect[/caption]
In the footage released by Coronation Street bosses, Connor McIntyre, Ian Kelsey and Oliver Farnworth all talk about how they created the scenes.
Make up artists worked painstakingly hard on getting the bloodied face of Vinny just right, while working hard on making sure Andy’s wounds stayed perfectly the same throughout the scenes.
The cast and crew worked through the night to shoot the scenes in an eerie mill.
Murderous Phelan, played by Connor McIntyre, admitted the scenes were tough[/caption]
Andy killed Vinny thinking that Phelan would spare his life[/caption]
As the action played out, cameramen and sound operators all worked their magic, along with various other members of the crew who were vital to getting the scenes just right.
He said: “Phelan has been promising the world to Andy but he is two, three steps ahead.
But once he had committed the crime, he handed the weapon back to Phelan[/caption]
And once it was in his villainous grasp, he shot Andy dead[/caption]
“The Vinny problem has evaporated and it was in that moment that Phelan realised how easy it is to solve a problem.
“As soon as he got the gun off Andy, he registered, ‘two birds, one stone.’
“He saw that opportunity and he is the architect of his own downfall.
The scenes took hours to film[/caption]
With each painstaking detail caught on camera[/caption]
“And now Nicola’s gone, that was a catalyst as well, he’s really at a dangerous moment.”
Asked if angry fans who want to see Phelan locked up will finally be sated, McIntyre seemed keen to reassure viewers, saying: “It must be so.”
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