Corrie star reveals Ryan's reaction to seeing scars for the first time

Ryan Connor (Ryan Prescott) is set to see his burn scars for the first time, following the acid attack that left him hospitalised in Coronation Street.

Doctors have refused to let him leave the hospital without first looking at his scars, something which he has been putting off.

However, he is set to finally take the plunge in upcoming scenes, with aunty Carla Barlow (Alison King) by his side for support.

Actor Ryan Prescott has revealed that Ryan is left shocked by what he sees in the mirror as he finally comes face to face with his new normal.

‘For Ryan, I don’t think he expects it to be as bad as it is.’ He said.

‘He has never seen major burns before so he doesn’t know what to expect and because he has been in bandages for so long he gets into a little comfortable zone with just wearing the bandages.

‘Once his facial injuries are revealed to him, it knocks it right out of him again. The initial glances are heartbreaking.’

Ryan explains how all of the negative emotions his character has fought to overcome over the past few days all come flooding back.

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‘The first time he sees his face, he is thinking, “I am never going to have love in my life again. I am going to be the one that people look at in the street.”

‘In that moment, all those feelings he was trying to ignore come rushing to the surface and he realises that there is no way this is going to heal and he is going to look like his burns haven’t been there.

‘It confirms to him that this is going to affect every aspect of the rest of his life, no matter what.

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Actor Ryan explained how the nature of creating the prosthetics for Ryan’s scars meant that he didn’t have the same shock as his character when seeing them for the first time.

‘It was a process so there was no one defining moment or real shock for me. I knew what to expect and Gillian and I had experimented with a few layers of prosthetics before anything was even set in stone about the stages of Ryan’s recovery.

‘I already had lots of ideas of what it was going to look like. Through my research for the storyline, I had spoken to numerous people who have survived acid attacks who have real facial injuries and it’s really nothing compared to what some people have gone through in real life.

‘I had always thought of the prosthetics as an edge of that reality and now wearing the prosthetics make me reflect on the reasons why I am doing this storyline.

‘The prosthetics remind me that I want to further the dialogue of what people are actually going through in real life.’

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