ITV Coronation Street actor Justin addresses ‘disgusting’ scenes amid fierce backlash

An ITV Coronation Street star at the center of the heartbreaking story of the acid attack has spoken out. Coronation Street character Justin will attack Daisy Midgley with acid on her wedding day in tonight’s episode.

Actor Andrew Still admitted: “I was quite shocked, I had no idea it was going to go this far and to be honest I was a bit intimidated because it’s such a horrible crime and you really want to do it justice and give it the seriousness it deserves.

“I feel like as long as I did my research and really gave it my all, I hope it resonates with the audience.” Andrew added: “In his distorted thinking, he sees himself as the victim. He’s starting to think of ways to hurt Daisy the way she hurt him. Afterward, I think he’s going to make all kinds of excuses in his head to justify why”. He did this, but I think it’s a total act of hate, there’s no love in this.”

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Speaking about filming the scenes, Andrew admitted: “They weren’t very funny. They were pretty grim. Everyone on set was really brilliant and gave him the respect a scene like that needs. It felt really sickening to give those lines and to to go through that action. It’s an incredibly hateful and disgusting thing to do and if you’re going to play it for real, you have to go through those emotions, so it was horrible, but I hope that translates to the screen.”

He said: “I find Justin’s actions disgusting and disturbing, but I like to play that honestly, not just as the bad guy. You have to try to find the character’s point of view. No one is the bad guy in his story, so finding that journey is the hardest but also the most rewarding part of doing what you do.”

“Everyone thinks I’m super creepy, which is a huge shock to them because I’m obviously not that creepy in real life,” she said. It comes as fans decide to pull the plug on tonight’s installment, fearing the scenes.

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