Cor­rie Katie’s un­cer­tain fu­ture Di­ary

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CORO­NA­TION Street ac­tor Ryan Prescott says play­ing trou­ble­maker Ryan Con­nor has caused him to be trolled on so­cial me­dia.

Ryan, who has been on Cor­rie for six months, says pas­sion­ate fans have led him to be “cau­tious” of step­ping out in pub­lic while play­ing the mouthy son of Michelle Con­nor.

And tonight his ac­tions catch up with Ryan when drugs lord Ro­nan Tru­man mows him down in dra­matic scenes for his in­volve­ment in his son Cor­mac’s death.

Asked about the re­ac­tion to play­ing such a provoca­tive char­ac­ter he said: “Ryan’s go­ing to get a kick­ing I know he is. This is why I’m cau­tious in the streets now.

“Stuff like that does hap­pen and you’ve got to re­mem­ber peo­ple have been watch­ing this show for over 50 years.

“And when you’re watch­ing a show for such a long pe­riod of time on such a reg­u­lar ba­sis it builds a nat­u­ral re­al­ity for it­self and peo­ple are quite pas­sion­ate about it.”

Ryan is the third ac­tor to play Ryan, who is Michelle’s adopted son. He was pre­vi­ously played by Sol Heras from 2012 to 2013 and Ben Thomp­son from 2006 to 2010.

Speak­ing to us at a

re­cent press day he said he steers clear of read­ing fan blogs be­cause of neg­a­tive feed­back.

He added: “I usu­ally find that peo­ple are peo­ple and I can get on with any­one. I’ve had a few ... you al­ways get the oc­ca­sional Face­book mes­sage. There’s al­ways haters out there.

“Noth­ing too crazy but peo­ple give their opin­ion. Some­one will say some­thing like ‘I much pre­ferred the other Ryan’ or some­thing like that.

“I never re­ply. That’s where peo­ple go wrong.”

Asked about his fu­ture on the soap af­ter play­ing Ryan, he said: “When you’re in my po­si­tion you just take it as it comes.

“I can’t say if he comes out of the coma or not and I don’t want to ruin things. I’m com­pletely un­aware. In this in­dus­try you’ve kind of got to be grate­ful for what­ever comes your way.

“When you look at story you go ‘okay they could be killing me off here’ but you’ve kind of got to take it as it comes. You’re more think­ing ‘I get to be part of such a big sto­ry­line so soon,’ which you can only be grate­ful for.”

With Ro­nan hell­bent on re­venge for Cor­mac’s death, af­ter tak­ing drugs with Ryan, Michelle told Ryan and her bi­o­log­i­cal son Ali Nee­son that the fam­ily had no choice but to go on the run from him. But Ro­nan fol­lowed them and when their car breaks down Ryan is a sit­ting duck as he climbs out of the car.

Coro­na­tion Street is screened on ITV1 tonight at 7.30pm and 8.30pm.

Ali with his brother Ryan af­ter he is hit by a car

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