Courtney’s secret service? Neighbours
Aussie actress Emma Lane reveals how Neighbours spa queen Courtney has Karl and Shane desperate for a session! But it’s not quite what several locals think it is…
Dr Karl Kennedy gets more than he bargained for when he turns up at Courtney Grixti’s salon and he accuses her of running a Botox clinic. ‘Courtney asks him in and she explains that, while she has embarked on a new line of treatments, it’s not Botox,’ actress Emma Lane tells Soaplife. ‘She then invites Karl inside to sample these and he happily accepts!’ By the state of blissed-out Karl when he leaves the salon, Courtney will have some explaining to do!
Karl’s initially angry with Courtney! How come she manages to talk him round?
Karl’s easily won over by women. Courtney’s a good listener and Karl loves to talk about himself. She tells him about her new treatment.
Er, which is what exactly?!
I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s meditative, restorative and definitely relaxing.
Does Karl spread the word among the other Erinsborough men?
Yes! He’s very enthusiastic, but it’s himself and Shane Rebecchi who soon become her most regular customers…
Why is Courtney being so secretive about these ‘treatments’?
It’s not so much Courtney keeping it a secret, it’s the perception of others about what is going on that creates this intrigue. Courtney’s just being professional and not blabbing about her clients. Everyone else reads something negative into what’s happening.
Karl and Shane’s wives seem to think Courtney is giving saucy massages to their menfolk! Are they on the right lines?
Courtney’s oblivious to the gossip going on around about her. If she knew, she’d definitely clarify things. The massage treatment she’s offering her gentlemen clients is not at all scandalous. Like I say, it’s meditative, restorative and very relaxing.
How does she find out that people are saying it’s scandalous?
Terese Willis confronts Courtney and she’s completely blindsided and really hurt by all the rumours. She takes what she is doing very seriously and she feels she’s been nothing but professional.
What happens next?
Courtney leaves the salon in disgust and, later, Terese realises she’s wrongly accused Courtney and tries to get her to come back. But Courtney now wants nothing to do with Terese or Lassiter’s!
She’s not leaving Erinsborough, is she?
Only for a holiday to get away from all the drama. But this is the beginning of a whole other story: she catches up with Paul Robinson in the airport lounge and he has a plan.
Will she try and get her own back for her reputation being slurred?
Courtney’s not a vindictive person. But Terese did unjustly damage her reputation, so she may have something planned. Watch this space…
By Alison James