Kayla is out for revenge, but how far will she go? We spoke to Mollie Winnard about Kayla's plan.
From the beginning, did Kayla plan to go this far with her plan?
Initially no, but at this stage she doesn't care about the consequences, she is very clever and calculated in her moves. She has one end goal.
Do you think that this was Kayla’s plan all along, to mess with Craig’s OCD?
She knows that by messing with his OCD she is going to destroy Craig eventually. She believes that his OCD is to do with him knowing that Bethany has lied about Kayla’s dad so she hopes that he may end up turning on Bethany. Although I don’t think she set out that day thinking, ‘Let’s go crash a car,’ she is an opportunist and she spies that this is an opportunity that she can strike.
Do you think Bethany is in danger?
Anyone who gets in Kayla’s way is in danger, even Craig. She is walking on a tightrope, she is pretending to be someone who she is not, living a secret life and at any given moment, if anyone was to find out who she really is, she loses everything.
What are all the lies doing to her?
She was a girl that was going to go to uni, she had prospects and all of a sudden, she is doing all this stuff that she never thought she would ever have to do. The love for her dad makes it all worth it and she keeps reminding herself of that to get her through.
What happens when Bethany comes to Kayla’s?
She hasn’t set out to hurt Bethany in that instance but in that moment her plan comes crashing down and she either lets Bethany walk out of that door and she loses everything, or she stops Bethany from leaving. It’s sheer panic and desperation, she knows that she needs to do something and fast.
Kayla leaves Bethany bound and gagged. What is going through Kayla’s mind?
Kayla has realised that Craig isn’t a bad lad, so she thinks that if Craig is so nice then he is being manipulated by Bethany as well. She has gone with the intention of telling Craig her truth and getting him to see her point of view.
She wants her and Craig to get through this together because she thinks that Bethany has lied to him too.
What is Craig’s reaction when Kayla tells him the truth?
Prior to this, Kayla has worked him up so much anyway by messing with his mind, so this is just like a volcano exploding in Craig’s brain. He now knows Bethany is in danger but he can’t overcome his own issues with his OCD to go help her.
He is in disbelief, he is in shock, he can’t speak. It was emotional to watch Colson act like that.
Does Kayla feel guilty?
She has moments of feeling guilty, particularly after the car crash because she realises she has pushed Craig to the limit but it’s too late. At the hospital, she doesn’t have time to feel guilty because she has Bethany tied up in her garage at home and she is that desperate for the truth that she can’t see the guilt, she’s frantic.
What happens when Kayla goes back to Bethany?
Kayla continues to question Bethany and be reasonable. She never meant to put Bethany is this situation but she feels like she has been left with no choice.
What was it like to film the slap?
We had a fight coordinator but all the way through the scene I was so scared of hitting Lucy and really hurting her, so it did take a while - we had so many practice runs! It was fun to completely let go and to let rip. It was intense but I really enjoyed screaming in Lucy’s face, hoping my breath didn’t smell!
What did you think when you read the scripts for this week?
I was really excited because Kayla is such a great character to play, she’s got so much about her. From the moment I read the scripts I thought, ‘Yes, I can’t wait to do these!’