‘I still mourn her’: Coronation Street star Katie McGlynn reveals she needed COUNSELLING after filming Sinead Tinker’s tragic death from cancer
- The actress, 26, said she struggled to cope with the aftermath of her final scenes, and after spending a night crying she sought help from a counsellor
- She added that while the counseling has helped she still suffers moments she cries for Sinead’s death
- Katie also revealed that during filming she gained a stone in weight as the scenes left her emotionally drained
- Fans were left in tears when Sinead died from cervical cancer in scenes that aired on Friday night
Published:19: 07 EDT, (October)|Updated: 22: 24 EDT, (October)
Coronation Streetstar Katie McGlynn has revealed she struggled with grief and sought therapy after filming Sinead Tinker’s heartbreaking death from cervical cancer.
The actress, 26, toldThe Sunday Mirrorshe struggled to cope with the aftermath of Sinead’s passing, and ‘couldn’t stop crying’ after saying goodbye to the character.
On Friday night viewers were left in tears when Sinead died from cervical cancer, as the harrowing scenes saw her peacefully slip away with husband Daniel Osbourne and their son Bertie at her side.
Struggling: Coronation Street star Katie McGlynn has revealed she struggled with grief and sought therapy after filming Sinead Tinker’s heartbreaking death of cervical cancer
Speaking about her seven years on the soap, Katie admitted she’s always felt an emotional attachment to Sinead, after she first landed the role at the age of just 19.
Describing the moment she stepped into the character’s iconic footwear, the star that her life was engulfed by the quirky character.
Katie – who even wore her character’s pyjamas when she watched Sinead’s last episode – went onto say that after she saw the scene when her character was told she had weeks to live, her emotions got the better of her.
‘The next day I just kept crying. I couldn’t stop. I ended up going to see a counsellor who told me that I was mourning Sinead, ‘Katie said.
‘A month later I still feel like I’m really mourning her. It feels like waves of sadness coming over me. ‘
Embattled: The actress revealed that after watching the scenes when Sinead learned she had weeks to live (pictured with actor Rob Mallard) she ‘couldn’t stop crying’
Katie added that she spoke with a mental health specialist, who suggested she write a letter to Sinead to provide some form of closure.
She added: ‘One minute I’ll be all right, then the next I’m in tears. It might sound weird, but to me Sinead has always been real. ‘
Katie also admitted that she sometimes hears Sinead’s voice and sees a part of the character when she looks in the mirror.
She also revealed that filming had an effect on her physical state, and she put on a stone on weight after eating junk food.
Slipping away : Katie said: ‘The next day I just kept crying. I couldn’t stop. I ended up going to see a counsellor who told me that I was mourning Sinead ‘
As Katie reflected on her final days in Corrie, she openly said it was her idea that Sinead be killed off, to honestly portray the reality that not everyone survives their battle with cancer.
Viewers were distraught on Friday when Sinead lost her battle with cervical cancer, just days after being told that her husband Daniel
While she decided to forgive Daniel so she could pass away in peace, Sinead’s passing still proved difficult to watch for many viewers, as she quietly slipped away watching her husband read a story to their son Bertie.
Coronation Street continues on Monday at 7: 30 PM and 8: 30 pm on ITV.
Farewell: Actress Katie played Sinead from 2013 to 2019, and admitted she’s always felt attached to the character and even kept some of her clothes from the show