Coronation Street’s Sophie Webster is nobody’s fool, but she does have a big heart, and strong Christian values, so when troubled teen Maddie (Amy Kelly) arrived in her life with a bang, she immediately made an impression on Sophie…
However, given that during that first encounter, Maddie stole Sally Webster’s (Sally Dynevor) handbag, their relationship didn’t get off to the best of starts!
But Maddie and Sophie are set to embark on a romance that could leave Sophie vulnerable to straying from the straight and narrow…
Brooke Vincent, who plays Sophie, has been talking to ITV about her character’s relationship with Maddie:
How’s Sophie feeling in the wake of her kiss with Maddie?
When Maddie kisses her, it’s a bit of a shock for Sophie. She’s not shocked in a bad way though, she’s more shocked in a way that she wanted Maddie to kiss her, but wasn’t really expecting it.
It all happened so quickly, and because Maddie is not very good at talking about her feelings or opening up, she just runs away. It’s very confusing for Sophie.
What happens when Sophie meets Maddie to talk about the kiss?
Sophie arranges to meet Maddie on the Rec and they speak about the kiss. Sophie feels she’s just about getting through to Maddie, but Sally turns up which makes Maddie flustered and she runs off.
Sophie’s really confused and frustrated at this point, so her and Sally follow Maddie to a flat. She gets a bit of a shock when a woman answers the door, not Maddie.
What do Sally and Sophie learn about Maddie then?
They learn that the woman who answered the door is Maddie’s mum, and that her mum isn’t very stable. They also find out that she has a little brother in foster care.
Sophie notices that Maddie’s quite sensitive towards her mum. She’s usually quite feisty and hard-faced to Sophie, but in front of her mum, she’s quite quiet and loving and soft. It’s an eye-opener to Sophie and Sally, and I think it’s the first time Sally actually feels sorry for Maddie.
Does Sophie tell Maddie how she feels about her?
No she doesn’t really. She just wants to help her. I think Sophie’s a bit of a Saint who’s addicted to helping people, and the fact that Maddie is so troubled makes Sophie want to be more involved with her.
Sally seems to disapprove of Maddie. Will she cause problems for her and Sophie?
Sally’s always disapproving of everything. If it’s not Sally’s idea, then she doesn’t like it, but I think Sophie’s at that stage in her life where she’s not that bothered what Sally thinks anymore. She’s made a decision and she’s going to go ahead with it. She doesn’t really care what Sally thinks.
Sophie tells Tim that she’s thinking about Maddie all the time. Does Sophie feel closer to Tim now?
This is a nice moment between Sophie and Tim because they never used to really like each other, and I think Tim’s starting to understand Sophie now.
It’s never really been brought up in conversation with Tim that Sophie is a lesbian, so it’s nice for Sophie because he’s not judging her – he’s telling her that he thinks she likes Maddie more than she’s letting on.
Do you think Sophie could be in love with Maddie?
I wouldn’t go as far to say that she’s in love, but she has very strong feelings for her and is thinking about her all the time. Like I said, Sophie loves to help people and the fact that Maddie seems in need of help has made Sophie want to be with her even more.
Maddie has a lot of baggage. Do you think Sophie is capable of handling that?
Yes definitely. I think Sophie thinks she can help Maddie and organise her life, or at least that’s what she’d like to do. Maddie having baggage or being troubled doesn’t scare Sophie. I think she likes the challenge.
Do you think Maddie could lead Sophie astray?
I think if Sophie isn’t careful she could lead her astray, but Sophie’s very grounded and has strong morals, so I don’t think it’ll be an easy thing for Maddie to do. Sophie knows who she is and what she’s about, so hopefully she’ll be able to resist that side of Maddie.
How does Maddie compare to Sophie’s other girlfriends?
She’s completely different to her other girlfriends, but maybe that’s what Sophie needs. Sophie’s always done the chasing, and I think she needs to man up a bit. With Maddie she seems to be able to do that.
We’ve seen Sophie call Maddie’s bluff, we’ve seen her get aggressive with Maddie when she stole the watch, and I think that was a nice side to see of Sophie because she’s usually so saintly.
Do you think Maddie and Sophie will be a good match?
I think the fact that they’re completely different will actually be a good thing for them. More than anything I hope they can come to some sort of understanding and learn from each other.
Are you happy with Sophie’s new romance?
Yes. It’s lovely because I’m busy again, and it’s nice to have a new storyline and to be working with someone new.
How are you getting on with Amy?
I love her. She’s like my little sister, but she’s much clever than me. I do feel like I have to look after her though because being 18 and in a new job is quite scary, so I’m there for her if she has any questions or just wants a chat.
Here’s a look at what’s coming up this week…