Jemma Donovan, star of Neighbours, spoke to Digital Spy about Harriet Wallace’s hidden objective.
Jemma’s character Harlow Robinson discovered on Tuesday’s episode on Channel 5 that her aunt had betrayed her by following the secretive Restoration Order cult’s orders.
Harriet, who is played by Amanda Holden of Britain’s Got Talent, made her first appearance on the show yesterday as part of a special London-themed plot.
Harlow liked hooking up with Harriet during her journey to the United Kingdom at first, but she soon discovered that not all was as it seemed.
Harriet stole Harlow’s late mother Prue’s diary with the intention of selling it to the Order for £10,000.
Harriet was embarrassed by her conduct, but she admitted that she needed the money badly after losing her job and accruing credit card obligations.
When asked if forgiveness is in the cards, Jemma clarified to Digital Spy: “[Harriet] has no bad intentions, and I believe Harlow is aware of this.
“But obviously she’s been through a lot of betrayal in her life and it probably brings back memories of her mum in that sense – and also everything she’s been through with Paul, Hendrix and Brent.
“It’s obviously disappointing, but she’s also very loyal to her family so this doesn’t mess up the relationship permanently because Harriet’s one of the closest people to her.
“If you lost Harriet, she’d probably feel that she’d lost a bit of her mum anyway. I think she can understand why she’s done it.”
Returning to the Restoration Order topic, Jemma went on to say: “Prue mentioned it briefly, and it’s a fascinating subject. It’s also make-believe, so there’s a lot you can do with it in that regard.
“Whenever you mention the Order, it’s not good! There’s always some drama that comes with it, so that’s fun.”