CORONATION Street star Sally Dynevor has revealed she struggled to cope with her own horrendous domestic abuse storyline back in the nineties.
Sally's character, Sally Metcalfe, is currently embroiled in the plot involving Yasmeen (Shelley King) and Geoff Metcalfe (Ian Bartholomew) as she is growing increasingly suspicious of her father-in-law Geoff.
Coronation Street's Yasmeen is currently in prison charged with attempted murder after finally defending herself against Geoff's relentless abuse.
And 57-year-old actress Sally has admitted the current storyline reminds her of when she filmed scenes during the 1990's with her abusive partner Greg Kelly.
"I remember that it was one of the only storylines I've had where I've been home at night and thought, 'today was horrendous'," she told Inside Soap.
"It's hard going through something like that, spending a day being abused and beaten up, and then coming home to live a normal life."
Sally added that her co-star Shelley has probably felt a similar way while filming scenes between her character and Geoff.
"I'm sure Shelley is feeling that too, as it takes a lot out of you when someone is screaming at you all day – even when you know it's not real," she said.
"It breaks your heart to know that there are so many people going through it."
Sally is married to Geoff's son Tim, but lately her suspicions have been growing as Yasmeen's granddaughter Alya insists that Geoff was abusing his wife before she stabbed him in self defence.
Earlier this month, real-life Sally appeared on ITV's This Morning, where she opened up about the harrowing plot.
Admitting that Sally will become pivotal in the ongoing storyline, the star explained: "Remember, Sally spent time in prison for something that she didn't do, so there's no way she will allow Yasmeen to spend years behind bars for something she didn't do."
When asked if it will impact her character's relationship with Tim, Sally continued: "This is really going to be affected because he's on Team Geoff, and I was on Team Geoff but now I found out about what's going on, I'm going on to Team Yasmeen.
"I think Sally would want to help her as much as she possibly can."
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