Coronation Street’s Millie Gibson forced to explain eyebrow marking that makes her 'look like a right thug'
CORONATION Street star Millie Gibson has opened up on a mystery that has had fans intruiged – the gap in eyebrow.
Some fans had thought the actress had styled it that way as part of her evil character.
However, the 17-year-old star – who plays loan shark's daughter Kelly Neelan in the ITV soap – has told fans it's just a scar.
Speaking on ITV's Lorraine today, she said: "It’s a scar! Everyone thinks I did it myself. I did when I was young and in all my baby pictures I look like a right thug.
"I fell down the stairs as a baby and the hair’s just never grown back, but everyone thinks I’ve done it myself."
In fact, she's been asked about it so many times, her social media profile now includes the words: "Before you ask – it’s a scar."
And the actress said it "works for the character of Kelly" who found herself embroiled in a murder.
Speaking to The Sun the actress in May, Mille said viewers' assumption she had styled it that way irritated her family.
She said: "My dad gets annoyed with online comments like that! When I was 2 or 3, I have pictures looking like a thug.
"I whacked my head off a corner on the bannister and my head just went massive. It never really healed, I kind of like it. It works with the character!"
Explaining the sort of reaction she's had from fans of the soap, she said some fans haven't been able to differentiate between the actress and the character.
And there is plenty to dislike about Kelly, after her involvement in Seb Franklin's murder.
Millie said: "It’s been half and half. Some people struggle to separate fiction and reality but many have been so kind – I hate your guts but you’re a great actress. It was expected so it’s been all right."
Speaking earlier this year the star said she had been left "a blubbering mess" over Nina Lucas' hate crime attack when she read it in the script.
She said: "We knew we had to make this an amazing educational storyline.
"Because it is based on true stories of hate crime, bringing it to a soap it is critical to get it right."
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