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So were you on the edge of your seat on Monday night? Well, according to Corrie’s Helen Worth who plays Gail Platt, you should have been. Here’s a snippet of an interview that she gave about the Bethany ecstasy pill storyline. Corrie’s Helen Worth has told how her screen family’s upcoming drama will have viewers on the edge of their seats. The soap star, who plays Gail Platt, thinks the plot will be even more compelling than the Richard Hillman murder storyline, reports the Daily Star. Gail’s marriage to serial killer Richard Hillman in 2002 caught the imagination of millions, but Helen reportedly thinks this plot will top it. (Read more here).
Has Helen Worth finally gone off her rocker? How could she compare the Richard Hillman murder storyline to what we saw on Monday night? Come on…I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t on the edge of my seat…I was all the way off it ‘cos I kept moving continuously between the kitchen and the front room for a brew – that’s what I do when I’m bored.
Nope sorry – I wasn’t moved at all by the so-called drama on Monday’s double episode of Corrie. As I watched Bethany lying in the hospital bed unconscious – with her eyes wide open (she kept blinking did you notice?) – I was thinking: here’s a child actor more irritating than little Ben Mitchell on EastEnders.
Surely I’m not alone in viewing the Ben Mitchell character as one of the most annoying kids on TV? He’d definitely get bullied at school if Phil Mitchell wasn’t his Dad. But back to Bethany…can anybody tell me whether or not this girl can actually speak? Anyone would have thought that she’d swallowed a whole bottle of ecstasy pills the way she was acting. ‘Damian’ David might as well have been playing opposite one of her dolls. Come to think of it, maybe Bethany should be replaced by a doll – at least they can speak.
Yeah, yeah, yeah I know you’re probably thinking: ‘how could anyone be so heartless – they’re only child actors’. I bet they’re probably on footballers wages and have already paid off their parent’s mortgages. Is it me or are child actors not what they used to be? Think about it for a moment…When Shirley Temple was five-years-old, she was singing, dancing, acting and helping with the War effort, boosting the morale of troops everywhere. Now, grating as some of her films were (not all, just some), at least she was doing something useful. I mean, who knows, we might have been living under Nazi rule if it hadn’t been for widdle Shirley Temple.
But just imagine if we had to rely on the child actors who play Ben and Bethany during those bleak years: the US and British troops would have been so demoralised, the Nazis would have won the war one hundred times over. Maybe I’m being a bit cruel. Perhaps the kids that play Bethany and Ben are the next Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie…who knows? Only time will tell. In the meanwhile, I’ll be voting for them if there’s a catagory for TV Soaps’ Most Annoying Child Actor ‘ in this year’s Inside Soap Awards.
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