Sam Barrett of Home and Away spoke to Digital Spy about the shocking death storyline that aired on UK television this week.
Sam’s character Chloe Anderson, who plays Matthew Montgomery (James Sweeny) on Channel 5, recently killed her father Matthew Montgomery (James Sweeny) by attacking him with a brick.
Mia (Anna Samson), Chloe’s mother, appeared to be in peril in a terrible encounter with Matthew, and Chloe was acting in her mother’s defence.
Mia then took command of the situation by loading Matthew’s body into the trunk of the family car and driving away with it, intending to cover up the crime.
“No, I didn’t truly know this tale was leading to Matthew’s death,” Sam told Digital Spy when asked if she always knew this storey was heading to Matthew’s death. When I initially read the script, I was taken aback. It was extremely shocking to me.
“I was delighted to play with all of those layers since the death scene was really dramatic.” I was genuinely curious to see how the stunts and all of that would work out in that sequence.
“I believe Chloe enters a state of fight or flight in the aftermath.” After that, she’s just in survival mode and in a state of shock.
“Mia is now in command of the situation. They have that mother-daughter tie and are so attached with each other, I believe, because everything is happening so quickly. They’re undoubtedly doing things automatically to help each other survive.”
Mia’s partner Ari Parata (Rob Kipa-Williams) is horrified to learn what has happened in next week’s episodes on Channel 5.
Ari makes a snap decision to take responsibility for Matthew’s death in order to keep Chloe and Mia out of danger.
“I think she’s digesting everything, and it’s all happening very quickly,” Sam continued on Chloe’s reaction. But I don’t believe it’s something Chloe could have imagined or desired to happen. It’s just a terrible set of circumstances.
“Chloe is debating what she should do because the scenario is so horrible.” There’s no perfect method to deal with a disaster like this.”