Karma for Carla - IT'S GOOD TO BE BAD!
New Zealand Woman's Weekly|January 24, 2022
Shortland Street actress Elisabeth tells why it’s the best therapy playing her evil alter ego and why she won’t let her down
Rebekah Hebenton

Fans of Shortland Street were stunned and delighted to find Carla Summerfield once again back in Ferndale. And Elisabeth Easther, who plays the devilish therapist, is thrilled that she has returned for another round of fun on the iconic soap.

“You do the things you would never do in real life – I held a needle to somebody’s neck,” Elisabeth laughs. “Everyone on the show works so hard, and then I come in and just have a jolly time. I feel like I have the best of both worlds.”

Naturally Carla has already managed to cause mayhem after she hypnotised the staff at Shortland Street Hospital and even managed to smother a prison guard.

It was only in May last year that Elisabeth made her dramatic exit from Shortland Street as her controversial character kidnapped Pele, the son of nurse Nicole Miller, played by Sally Martin, before mysteriously disappearing.

With almost 30 years between her first two appearances, no one thought Carla would be back after only months away – least of all Elisabeth herself!

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