Liz McDonald

Liz McDonald is played by Beverly Callard

First Appearance: 27th October 1989

Liz's Affair

Beverly Callard talks about how Liz's relationship with Johnny will be affected after he goes too far on his quest for revenge!

How has Liz been feeling about the situation with her and Johnny?

Liz has been really conflicted, she has had a few men in her time but she has never had an affair with a married man. She is very moral but she has really fallen for Johnny, she has tried to tell him that she has no feelings for him to try and put a stop to it.

What are her thoughts about his fight for baby Susie?

She understands what he is going through but she really does think that Susie should be with Eva. He knows he is angry with Jenny for saying that so she is trying to be careful about what she says. It is tricky because she wants to support him.

Does she feel guilty about him telling her how angry he is with Jenny?

Yes she does, she doesn’t take any pleasure in him talking about the problems with his marriage. She feels uncomfortable about it.

What happens when Susie goes missing?

Susie has gone missing from her crib and Johnny is also missing, then Liz discovers that she can't find her keys for the pub. She tells Kate and when Kate and Jenny search Johnny’s flat they realise he hasn’t taken his MS Medication with him. Everyone is really worried.

What does she do when she hears from Johnny?

She knows that she has to go and see him as she thinks she is the best person to persuade him to come back. The police are looking for him and Eva is all over the media with her police appeal so time is against her.

What does she say to him when she gets there?

When she gets there he totally breaks down, he can’t bear the thought of losing his granddaughter. She tries to convince him that he has to give himself up but he just won’t listen.

Have you enjoyed this storyline?

I’ve really enjoyed it, I am very lucky to be working with such great actors. We’ve seen a different side to Liz and that’s great.

Do you prefer the high drama or the comedy?

What’s great about playing Liz is that I get to do both! I love working in the medical centre, sometimes me and Louisa who plays Moira can’t keep a straight face.

Are you looking forward to Jim coming back?

I am so excited about working with Charlie again, Liz and Jim have such a complex relationship and I am really looking forward to the storyline surrounding his return.

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