Having a mid-life crisis is an incredibly common thing but Bernice Blackstock is set to go above and beyond as she does everything she can to try and turn back time following her 50th birthday. But when teenager Leanna Cavanagh encourages her to administer botox that she has ordered online, disaster strikes and Bernice ends up putting her life in dannger.
But as she is rushed to hospital, will she recover? Discussing her alter ego’s devastation at turning 50, Samantha Giles. She’s about to turn 50 so she’s very insecure about that because she doesn’t think that Dr Cavanagh knows her age, so she wants to keep it that way.
He’s a bit younger than her. ‘It does resonate with me. I’m in my late 40s, really, and I think that a lot of women start to feel more conscious of their age.
You catch yourself in the mirror, and you see younger women, and you think, “Oh my God, I am getting older.
‘Getting older isn’t nice, for anybody. So it’s weird to think that you could put a stop to it. I don’t think the botox thing is a very sensible thing to do.
So I suppose if the storyline highlights something out there for women, I think it’s just about feeling more positive about their own image.
It doesn’t help that obviously we’re just given images of women all the time in the media, that have got these perfect, flawless faces, with no lines at all, and they’re puffed up everywhere, and I think it looks ridiculous. But I think you can always tell when someone’s had work.