“Better the devil you know.”
Home and Away star Emily Weir has explained her character Mackenzie Booth’s surprising reaction to the arrival of Neve Spicer.
Neve (Sophie Bloom) has recently arrived in Summer Bay, throwing a spanner in the works for Mac’s romance with Logan Bennett.
Logan’s ex-girlfriend, Neve, has been presumed dead for the past two years.
Logan (Harley Bonner) is now eager to help Neve, who is suffering from PTSD as a result of her army absconding.
Despite the fact that Mac regards Neve as a potential threat to her relationship, she decides to let her live with her and Logan at the pier apartment.
“Few people would be so selfless!” Emily joked to Digital Spy in an exclusive interview. I’m not sure I’d be so selfless as Emily.
“I believe Mac allows Neve to move in so she can get a better understanding of their relationship. It’s better to know the devil and all that.
“As time passes and Logan informs Mac that Neve is ill and is suffering from mental illness, Mac empathizes with her because she, too, deals with her mental health on a regular basis.
“I believe Logan has empathy, sympathy, and humanity for someone who is alone and has no one and has gone to seek Logan’s help.”
“I think Mac has every reason to be concerned about Neve in the Bay because she never knew she existed,” Emily stated of Mac perceiving Neve as a threat.
“Logan has never spoken about her and why she has turned up now. I think it is a big shock. I think she handles it well and to the best of her ability.
“Having the previous experience with Ari and Mia, I think she wants to change it up with fresh experiences. Even though it would be incredibly difficult for her internally, I think she does a pretty good job.
“Initially, Mac was shocked by Neve’s entrance, but she quickly descended into terror and uncertainty.” ‘Oh my God, is this really happening again?’ she exclaimed.
“It was linked with attempting to piece together all the information, because it had just struck her in the face.”
“However, following what occurred with Ari and Mia, Mac doesn’t want to become involved and prefers to leave Logan to do what he needs to do.” She’ll have to take a bigger leap of faith and give up more control in order to do so.
“Mac needs to take a step back and believe that Logan will honor his word and not act fearfully. “I think she does a fantastic job with that.”
Emily also spoke about filming this new hurdle for Mac and Logan’s relationship.
She said: “I was very excited to sink my teeth into this storyline. Exploring a new threat within Mac’s new relationship and seeing how she’s going to react to it, and whether it was going to be different from the last time, was something I was really excited to play with.
“I wanted to see what she learnt from the last time her relationship was under threat.”
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