come into her own playing Michelle and gets a lot worse for her before it gets better.
“Whatever happens to Michelle in future Will will not be meeting her again.”
Leon’s ultra charming character Will arrived on the ITV1 soap last year when his ex Michelle was hired as his wedding planner.
Events took a steamy turn when married woman Michelle found herself falling for Will again and the pair almost spent the night together.
But realising that she didn’t want to cheat on her husband Steve McDonald, she fled from his swanky pad.
Since returning to Weatherfield and discovering that Michelle is now with Robert, Will has revealed a darker side to his character and Leon says he prepared for the scenes with some pointers from a forensic psychologist.
He said: “A parent at my daughter’s school is a forensic psychologist and as soon as I found out about this I went to speak to him and he pointed me in the right direction.
“The type of stalker Will is is the most dangerous type.
“He’s an ex intimate stalker and because of a previous relationship they feel they have more of a claim over this person.”
After completing his final scenes on Corrie, Leon has grown period sideburns to play a womanising spouse in the touring production of How The Other Half Loves, Alan Ayckbourn’s tale of matrimonial mishaps.
The play, co-starring former EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks and Four Weddings and a Funeral’s Sara Crowe, ends its run at the Lowry Theatre tonight.
Leon, whose actress wife Vanessa Hehir is from Manchester, said: “The show is hilarious and great satire and it has a great cast.
“To be honest I thought ‘have I got here by accident?’ They are all absolutely brilliant.”
To book tickets visit thelowry.com
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