As Stephen Reed’s return home continues to get more dramatic, the stakes have been raised for Stephen Reed’s loved ones on Coronation Street.
Teffen, played by Todd Boyce, recently returned to Weatherfield after living in a financially troubled Italy.
His return at first seemed like it came at just the right time, after his mother, Audrey Roberts, endured bouts of depression and went through a difficult time trying to take her own life.
However, Coronation Street producer Ein MacLeod has revealed that Stephen is actually ready to make Audrey’s life more difficult.
Viewers of ITV’s soap opera will witness Stephen’s kiss with Jenny Bradley and then see Stephen’s involvement in the death of Jenny’s partner, Leo Tompkins, so MacLeod will: says so. A story unfolds.
“The beauty of this character is that he’s such a longevity in terms of the show and traditional family ties, but really, looking back at his archival scenes is a blank canvas.” It’s like… I know him really well.
“So, really, I thought, if we’re going to fill those voids and learn more about him, shouldn’t we make him dark, dangerous, interesting, and intriguing?”
Speaking about the impact of Steven’s return on one of the show’s most famous characters, his mother, MacLeod couldn’t put his viewers at ease, adding: Especially since she’s very fragile at the moment when it comes to what’s been on screen lately.
“She has been through this story of depression. Because you cling to him as something positive, and he really isn’t.
“I would say she’s not in any physical danger, but emotionally, the stakes are incredibly high for her. Because it’s in a basket.
The 61-year-old American actor Boyce, who plays Steven, has revealed what happens next for the character after being involved in Leo’s death.
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“He could have said, ‘I’m running out of money and I’m in trouble,’ but he’s always digging deeper into himself.
“I mean, Leo, I mean, he didn’t actually kill him. because there are too many.”
Despite his dark and Machiavellian tendencies, Boyce explained that Stephen doesn’t always have cunning intentions, as viewers tend to believe.
“I think he’s always been a successful businessman and kind of a gambler,” he said.
“He thinks that if I can get that money, I can increase it and give it back to someone else. [Audrey].
“So I think he thinks he’s borrowing money from her house and trying to pay it back by turning it into something bigger.”
Reflecting on why Stephen became a liar and a conspirator, Boyce said: I am proud.
“I was always a guy with cash and cars and factories and it’s falling apart.
“I don’t want that façade to disappear. So I’ll keep it and do anything to get it back.”