Coronation Street star Dolly-Rose Campbell reveals Gemma Winter starts having second thoughts about her snobby, stuck-up boyfriend Henry Newton…
No wonder Gemma has had her head turned by Henry Newton – she’s used to scallies not posh boys. But when he seems less than keen about being her plus-one to Chesney’s wedding and then starts making condescending comments about everything, she begins to wonder whether he’s really the bloke for her…
What’s the story?
“Initially Gemma’s dead excited about Henry being her plus one to something as important as the wedding because she thinks it means he’s now her proper boyfriend but then Henry starts making snidey comments about Chesney and Gemma’s not happy about that at all,” actress Dolly Rose Campbell told Soaplife. Will she tell the middle-class twit where to get off?
Dolly-Rose Campbell tells Soaplife why Gemma dumps Henry…
Soaplife: What happens when Henry calls for Gemma at Chesney’s house on the day of the wedding?
Dolly-Rose Campbell: “It’s the morning of the wedding, they are all getting ready and Henry won’t sit down. Gemma thinks it’s because he disapproves of Chesney’s home.”
SL: Does it get any better when they get to the wedding?
D-R C: “No, Henry keeps making sarcastic comments and Gemma thinks that because of this, he puts a curse on the wedding. His behaviour makes her feel very tense but then she starts getting sick of him. She figures that if she’s not good enough for him then he’s not good enough for her and so she breaks up with him.“
SL: What happens when she tells him it’s over? Is that how she really feels?
D-R C: “Gemma is sad to see him go but she’s not going to be made to feel inferior by anyone. She makes the decision because he’s making her feel bad and that’s simply not good enough for her.”
SL: But then Henry begs her for a second chance – what does Gemma think of this?
D-R C: “At first, she is surprised to see him come back but he apologises and he tells her that he really likes her. This makes her fall for him all over again.“
SL: Could Gemma be getting in over her head with Henry?
D-R C: “ Gemma is a rough diamond but fact is Henry is not really like anybody she’s ever known before. She was overwhelmed by him when she met him.”
SL: What did you first think when you read the storyline about Gemma having a love interest?
D-R C: “I was chuffed because I thought it would be really exciting and different for Gemma – it’s a new side to Gemma that people haven’t seen yet. It’s been great fun and I’m loving working with George Banks, who plays Henry.”