Kate’s still pining for Rana when Sophie suggests they move in together… Will it end in heartbreak? Faye Brookes explains…
Kate Connor’s in a right pickle. Sophie Webster’s totally smitten with her, but she only has eyes for Rana Nazir. Kate and Alya Nazir need to find a third tenant for their flat, and Zeedan mentions it to Sophie, who’s thrilled at the prospect of moving in with her new love. Kate isn’t, though. ‘She doesn’t think it is a good idea,’ actress Faye Brookes tells Soaplife. ‘She doesn’t want to hurt Sophie’s feelings, but she feels they need to take their time and actually let their relationship go at its own pace rather than rushing things.’ But maybe Kate shouldn’t be in a relationship with Sophie at all, considering she’s madly in love with Rana.
What’s happening with Kate and Rana?
They’re not speaking. Kate is with Sophie, which everyone thinks is a rebound. Kate doesn’t see it like that, but she feels like she might be breaking Sophie’s heart if she was to lead her down the wrong path. She’s holding back because she knows that her true feelings are for Rana.
How do you think Zeedan pushing Sophie and Kate together will impact on Kate and Rana’s relationship?
Sophie has such a soft spot for Kate and Kate knows it, and she’s taking advantage of it. Kate knows Rana can see that they’re together and she’s getting jealous, so it’s only fuelling that fire. Kate needs to come clean sooner rather than later.
Sophie’s obviously smitten... Is Kate aware of the extent of her feelings?
Kate’s similar to Sophie. She wears her heart on her sleeve and you know what you’re getting. Kate starts to see that she’s taking her down a misleading path and she doesn’t want to send mixed messages.
How will Kate handle having two women fighting for her affection?
She doesn’t really realise that she’s got two women fighting for her because her feelings are so strong for Rana, so she can’t see what else is going on. Kate doesn’t realise the effect that she has on the people around her. She doesn’t have the self-worth that every girl should have.
How do you think Zeedan will react if Kate and Rana were to continue their relationship? We hear the two women declare their love for each other…
I don’t think that Zeedan will have a leg to stand on to be honest. Ultimately, Kate and Rana want to be together no matter what!
The fan reaction to Kate and Rana’s relationship has been huge. How are you enjoying this storyline?
We’re totally overwhelmed, but we’re also very grateful at the same time. We always knew it was going to be a hard story to tell and I can’t get over all the support we’ve received. I can only be thankful for it all and I adore the fact the viewers love Kate and Rana. Who knows what the future has in store for them?