One of the sick family members is 12-year-old Lily Slater (Lilia Turner), whose anxious mother Stacey (Lacey Turner) awaits news while receiving treatment at the hospital.
But Stacey gets the shock of her life: Lily is pregnant.
In tomorrow’s episode (Monday, January 2, 2023), Stacey must come to terms with the life-changing news that her 12-year-old daughter is expecting a child.
Actress Lacey Turner said of Lily’s pregnancy revelation: Really it’s a boy.
“At first, Stacey thinks the doctor must be wrong. Then she goes through all the emotions you could possibly feel in such a short time.”
Lacy then discussed the poignant scene that occurs when Stacey has to tell Lily that she is pregnant.
“I found it really difficult to say the lines because Lillia is so amazing that you can’t help but feel like she’s real when you’re filming,” Lacy said.
“Stacey is baffled by the fact that Lily is pregnant at this point, but doesn’t think about it beyond that. She wants to keep calm and not make a big deal out of it for Lily.” I think.
“When Lillia and I were saying the lines, it was very difficult to get the words out of my mouth because I was in the moment and it felt like Stacey was talking to Lily.”
At least initially, Stacey felt unable to confide in the news of Lily’s pregnancy to her ex-husband and Lily’s adoptive father, Martin Fowler (James Bye).
“Stacey is stepping on eggshells,” commented Lacy. “She needs to know from Lily how this happened, who the father is, and all the details. is.
“That’s why she doesn’t confide in Martin because she’s just trying to get information and build trust, and she’s trying to break it.”
But who can be there for Stacey during this difficult time of parenting is her own mother, Jean Slater (Gillian Wright).
Lacey explains: This secret with her mother is a heavy burden off her shoulders, but she also wants someone to tell her what to do.
“In Stacey’s head, she’s thinking. “Am I going to do what Lily wants? Should I be mad? Should I tell Lily I can’t have a baby?” Stacey only asks Gene for help. she wants someone to tell her “Stacey, this is what you do.”“
Lily’s age makes it even more difficult for Stacey to understand her approach to pregnancy as she ponders her next move.
Importantly, Lacy felt most compelled to support Lilia throughout the story, as it’s a big topic for the young actress to tackle.
“Lilia is such a great little actress. There’s something about her that’s so warm and so natural and her instincts are just intense,” Lacy revealed. It’s been coveted so it’s lovely to see her have it.It’s great to see her absolutely nailed.
“Lilia is just amazing and doesn’t really need any help or tips or guidance, so I tried to avoid it as much as possible. She has something so natural that I don’t want to take it away. from her.”
So will Stacey get the answers she seeks from Lily, and how will Martin take the news?
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