Carla Connor

Carla Connor is played by Alison King

First Appearance: 1st December 2006

Carla Connor

To many in Weatherfield, Carla is public enemy number one. We spoke to Alison King about what's in store for Mrs Connor...

FIRST LOOK: Factory Collapse

With her plans to outsource the factory exposed, there are those who believe she deliberately wanted to force the premises to be shutdown.

Others are left wondering if her desire to chase profits led her to ignore the warning signs of a damaged roof, putting off repairs and placing her staff at risk. Viewers know she asked Gary to ignore the need for a full repair and patch up the roof as cheaply as possible.

Does this make Carla the prime suspect?

As she starts to unravel, her guilt lying heavy, she’s certainly a key suspect in the eyes of the law as she’s quickly brought in for questioning.

Will Carla lie to the police about what she knew about the state of the roof or will she crumble under the pressure and confess all?

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INTERVIEW: Carla's Conundrum

Alison King discusses the battle for the factory, life after Aidan and Carla's disastrous love life - especially where Peter's concerned...

How has Carla been feeling since Aidan’s death because she had kept it together for so long and been everyone’s rock?

She was trying to be strong but she needed to have that meltdown and fighting Alya for the factory was her denial and when it looked like she had lost it all, it was a release, everyone told her it wasn't her fault and she knows that but she still believed she had played a part in his death.

What was it that was making her feel guilty?

It was the fact that like all of them she couldn’t help and she didn’t know how he was feeling. She tries to help everybody and fix everybody and she feels has done so many things wrong, she was out of control and she couldn't do anything to fix it. She was able to grieve at the funeral and she was able to cry but she still felt as though she had played a part in it, coming back to Weatherfield, giving him the factory.

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