Coronation Street: Elle Mulvaney reflects on Amy’s rape as she knows people who had similar ordeals
Coronation Street is currently tackling the issue of non-consensual sex in a storyline that has seen Aaron Sandford (James Craven) rape Amy Barlow (Elle Mulvaney).
It is an issue that is all too common today, with 1 in every 3 women experiencing sexual violence in their lifetime, according to the World Health Organisation in statistics collated by The Schools Consent Project.
Actress Elle Mulvaney has revealed that she feels she has a ‘huge responsibility’ in tackling this storyline, and revealed the close connection she feels to it.
‘As awful as it sounds I know so many people who’ve gone through something like this’, she revealed. ‘This is not uncommon and I feel like it’s really interesting to delve into these grey areas and to really talk about consent because yes, Amy didn’t say no, but she didn’t say yes.’
Coronation Street has worked closely with The Schools Consent Project on this storyline in order to portray it realistically and accurately.
First appear at Coronation Street: Elle Mulvaney reflects on Amy’s rape as she knows people who had similar ordeals