Who plays Nina in Coronation Street and is she a goth in real life?
Roy Cropper (David Nielson)’s niece Nina Lucas has been a part of Coronation Street for a few months now – and now the goth character is set to become an unlikely ally of Asha’s (Tanisha Gorey) in the wake of her revenge porn storyline.
Asha has been struggling to deal with the mockery and bullying after the intimate pictures she shared with boyfriend Corey having been shared across friendship group chats before going viral.
However it’s Nina who comes to her rescue when one group of lads continues to laugh at her publicly – punching one of them square on the nose – leading to the pair striking up a friendship.
It’s a bold move from a character who’s had her share of troubles in recent months – having to confess to Roy just a couple of months back that she was homeless and had been sleeping rough.
Just who plays Nina – and is she actually a goth offscreen as well as on it?
Who plays Nina in Coronation Street?
Nina is played in the soap by actress Mollie Gallagher.
Mollie, 21, is from Manchester and trained at the Academy Of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA).
The role of Nina in Coronation Street is actually her first credited acting role, with the character first having appeared in November 2019.
She initially appeared in the soap after Roy began playing online Scrabble with his secret long-lost half brother Richard Lucas – who was the result of his mother’s affair with Raymond Parrott – and became concerned when he hadn’t played for several days.
This led to him trying to track Richard down – and despite Nina pretending she didn’t know Richard when Roy first came to call, he eventually found them both.
After they met, Richard told Roy that he was terminally ill and, as a result, Roy swore to his newfound brother that he would take care of Nina.
The character returned at the start of this year when she confessed she was homeless.
Is Mollie a goth in real life?
She is indeed, with the actress revealing in an interview with ITV that she and Nina certainly have some similarities when it comes to dress sense.
‘Me and Nina both like making a statement in life,’ she explained, adding: ‘I’m a bit more extroverted than Nina.’
Coronation Street continues on ITV tonight at 7.30pm.
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