Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor has confirmed that her character, Sally Webster, is about to embark on an affair with Frank Foster (Andrew Lancel) which she says will be “dangerous.”
Frank has of course raped former fiancé Carla Connor (Alison King) and before that, he was accused of attempted rape by Maria Connor (Samia Smith) but even after all that, it seems Sally is set to be swept away by the businessman’s charm.
Speaking to We Love Telly magazine, Sally – whose former TV credits include a stint on police drama Juliet Bravo as a teenaged heroin addict – said of her character taking a job with Frank, “Sally loves it because he tells her the things she wants to hear – that she’s good in the office and that Carla should have made her supervisor.
“He gives her responsibility and invites her out for dinner.”
For smitten Sally, her feelings about Frank develop rapidly, and of that, Sally said, “I think she loves Frank, is flattered and doesn’t believe anything people say about him.”
But of course, with his violent history, Sally is putting herself in danger by becoming close to him.
When asked if her character should be wary of Frank, Sally replied, “Very much so. I can always tell when Sally is about to have an affair, because she starts to wear nice suits and a blouse.
“I know there’s going to be an affair, and yes, it’s going to be very dangerous.”
Sally and Frank first become more than a tad friendly after Sally tells him that she caused a scene at John Stape’s funeral – which we’ll see in tonight’s episodes – and later doubts it was the right thing to do…
However, with Frank keen to keep the Underworld turncoat on his side, he assures Sally that what she did was justified.
Tune in tonight to see Sally tell the congregation at John’s funeral that they have no right to give him a decent send off, and subsequent episodes to see her getting ever closer to Frank.