Kayla Clifton’s (played by Mollie Winnard) kidnapping of Bethany Platt (Lucy Fallon) gripped Coronation Street viewers earlier this year.
Vengeful Kayla sought revenge on Bethany after her rapist dad was jailed for sexually assaulting the youngster.
Now, actress Mollie says she hopes Kayla returns to Weatherfield to be redeemed for her callous behaviour and show she is a changed person.
Talking about portraying Kayla, Mollie said: “I loved playing Kayla, I really feel there is more I could explore with her.”
“I got quite attached to her,” the 21-year-old actress admitted. “I ended up really, really liking her.”
Mollie went on to say if Kayla were to return to Coronation Street she would like her to be portrayed as a “good” person, who is moralistic.
“I think once you’re bad you’re bad, but I’d like to think she was redeemable,” Mollie told The Metro.
Discussing Kayla’s remorse after taking Bethany hostage, Mollie continued: “By the end of it she felt very, very sorry for what she’d done and she was very grateful to Bethany for all the help that she gave her.
“So I’d like for her to maybe come back good for at least a little while. How long it would last? I don’t know.”
Interestingly, Mollie insists Kayla would have never abducted Bethany had she not believed her father was innocent.
Speaking about the terrifying storyline, Mollie stated: “It came from a place of love for her dad and wanting justice because she believed he had been wronged.
“If she’d have known from the start and believed what he’d done, then it wouldn’t have happened.”
It comes after Mollie was presented with the ‘Best Bad Girl’ gong for her performance in the ITV series at this year’s Inside Soap Awards.
“I was only there for three months and all the voting for it started when all those scenes had finished on screen, so the fact I had made that much of an impact to win, I am gobsmacked,” Mollie enthused.
Coronation Street was the big winner at the awards show on October 22, collecting eight trophies on the night.
The accolades included, ‘Best Actor’ for Jack P Shepherd, who plays David Platt, and ‘Best Exit’, which was won by Shayne Ward, who portrayed Aidan Connor.
Taking to Twitter after his win, 34-year-old Shayne wrote: “Thank you @InsideSoapMag for a great night.
“And a special mention to you the public for voting and for making @itvcorrie night so special.”
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Coronation Street continues tonight on ITV at 7.30pm and 8.30pm.