EXCLUSIVE: Costume designers had to make some crucial choices about what the actress wore while filming the horrific scenes for Coronation Street’s Daisy Midgeley, who will be the victim of Justin Rutherford’s evil act of retribution on her wedding day.
Daisy Midgeley (Charlotte Jordan) has attempted to devote her attention to organizing her wedding to fiance Daniel Osbourne despite dealing with an ongoing stalker in the ITV soap opera (Rob Mallard). However, in scenes that will air the following week, Daisy’s big day goes horribly wrong when Justin Rutherfield (Andrew Still) decides to acid-attack her. The actress described to Express.co.uk the alterations that had to be made to the wedding gown for the convenience of the scene.
Since Daniel proposed to Daisy during the holiday season of the previous year, viewers of Coronation Street have seen the bartender try to plan her ideal wedding.
Daisy has been trying to plan her ideal wedding despite the happy occasion being overshadowed by her stalker Justin tormenting and harassing the bride-to-be.
After the authorities failed to take her concerns seriously last week, she made the decision to take matters into her own hands and have the stalker arrested.
But in scenes that will air the following week, Justin is freed and rushes toward Daisy on her wedding day with the intention of attacking her with acid.
The wedding dress needed to be “Daisyfied,” but it also needed to be useful for its intended use, she told Express.co.uk. There would eventually be a lot of physicality. Therefore, it couldn’t have been this enormous, cumbersome ball gown. When it first came out, it had no straps, so I thought we should add some security to the top of it to protect me later when she starts running around.
The dress needed to have a distinct Daisy style while also being functional for what was to follow.
For the traumatic tale, Coronation Street collaborated with The Katie Piper Foundation and Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI).
The ITV soap chose to tell this tale in order to emphasize the terrible consequences and enduring effects of such heinous attacks.
Iain MacLeod, the head of the soap opera, said of the upcoming scenes: “We were keen to show the long-term reality for people who are subjected to this kind of attack.
We may frequently read about it in the news, but we might not fully comprehend the breadth and variety of effects it can have. We examine the social ramifications of having your appearance drastically altered, as well as the medical effects, in terms of both how you will cope with it and how the rest of the world will view you. Although at times heartbreaking, we felt it was important to tell this story.
ITV will continue to air Coronation Street at 8 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.