Coronation Street star Maximus Evans has revealed that he auditioned for the role of Seb Franklin before landing Corey Brent.
Last week, Corrie viewers saw Seb and Nina become subject to a vicious and unprovoked attack by Corey Brent, Kelly Neelan and their friends.
Seb and Nina were both brutally beaten up. Nina required brain surgery and Seb underwent brain stem tests.
However viewers were left heartbroken when it as revealed Seb had failed his brain stem tests and had died.
Coronation Street: Maximus Evans reveals Corey is ‘jealous’ of Nina
Corey first appeared in 2019 as a love interest for Asha. The two had an on and off relationship and broke up earlier this year after he tried to control what she wore.
Nina noticed Corey’s cruel behaviour and it became clear the two didn’t like each other.
Asha moved on and began dating Nina. However their relationship ended after a few weeks as Nina felt they were moving too fast.
When asked what Corey doesn’t like about Nina, Maximus revealed that Corey feels threatened by her presence.
Speaking to Entertainment Daily and other media, he said: “I think there’s a sense of jealousy with Corey towards Nina.
“And I think that all stems from the relationship that she’s had with Asha previously, you know in between Corey’s relationship with her.
“And because she is so uniquely different in that sense, and Corey himself is quite a confident lad, he may almost feel threatened by her presence and especially when she’s around Asha.
He may almost feel threatened by her presence.
“Cause he in his mind thinks she’s manipulating Asha. Because Corey in a way thinks he’s right, there’s that arrogance behind him that drives his motives.”
Maximus says he ‘came close’ to playing Seb
Maximus also revealed that he ‘came close’ to playing Seb when people were auditioning to play the character.
Speaking about his acting before Coronation Street, Maximus revealed said: “It’s actually very full circle.”
I’ve actually auditioned for Corrie a couple of times throughout the years.
“I’ve actually auditioned for Corrie a couple of times throughout the years and actually got very close to playing Seb when that role first came up.
“So I actually screen-tested for Seb when that first came up, and I was saying this to Harry [Visinoni] before that it’s quite funny that it’s really full circle now.
“But yeah around two years ago I had the audition for Corey.”
Coronation Street airs on Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm and 8.30pm with an hour long episode at 7.30 on Fridays on ITV.
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