Will the truth come out about Natalie’s ‘miraculous escape’ or will current Top Dog Pat Kerrigan go down out for her murder? Find out in the action-packed finale of ‘Bad Girls’.
Pat Kerrigan (Liz May Brice) has had a rough year in Larkhall. Her lover, Sheena, has given her the cold shoulder, she’s been forced to deal with her abusive past and she’s been sweating over rival Natalie’s corpse; which she stashed in a disused man hole behind a washing machine.
But actor Liz May Brice has had a ball playing Larkhall’s toughest nut. “I love playing Pat – her flaws make her fantastic to play, so I wouldn’t change a thing. The cast and crew are fantastic people and I love coming to work every day. ”
There have been a few mishaps throughout the filming though – she dealt to resident psychopath Natalie Buxton a little too realistically during one of their battles. “I broke Dannielle Brent’s (who plays Natalie) nose! We were rehearsing a fight scene and my knee hit her nose accidentally – I was mortified,” laughs Brice. She also says that there some similarities between the set and a real prison: “The worst thing is the food in the canteen! I suspect it’s close to the food you really get when you’re locked up.”
Brice says that playing Pat has made her think about whether she could survive jail herself. “I think being in prison would be horrendous. I like to think I’d try to keep improving myself in any way I could by learning new skills. I can’t imagine many things worse than having your freedom taken away.”
When she’s not on the set of ‘Bad Girls’, she tries to lead the odd acting workshop and brushes up on her singing. Brice says she does get recognised when she’s out and about but people are generally very positive. “I do often get recognised, but so far I’ve never had an unpleasant experience. It’s always nice to be recognised for your work.”
In the finale, Lou is glowing after the surprise proposal from Rowan, unaware he has no intention of divorcing his wife; Julie S is so moved after seeing a photo of her new granddaughter that she decides to ask Rowan for help to beat her cancer; Phyl and Bev are quick to spot that Vicky is popping pills and jump at the chance to blackmail her for some. Meanwhile, after many years of service on G-Wing, ‘Body Bag’ Hollamby finally gets a spring in her step.
Bad Girls Tuesday 7 November, 8.30pm, TV One