Bernie returns to Holby and tries to reconcile with Serena, but it won’t be easy – Serena claims to be firmly over her. With Jason around though, secrets won’t be kept for long. Will the couple reconcile?
And when Bernie arrives back at work, Serena does all she can to make it clear she doesn’t care at all.
The Holby City actress talks to DIVA about the groundbreaking romance between Bernie and Serena.
When Major Bernie Wolfe hit Holby City’s wards, a certain group of viewers snapped to attention.
The maverick trauma surgeon had been airlifted out of Afghanistan and was mumbling about a colleague called Alex. Gender neutral name? Conspicuous lack of pronouns? Sudden reluctance to be in the same room as the handsome doctor husband she hasn’t seen in months? It could only mean one thing.
When Alex showed up – played by Heather Peace, no less – Bernie and her backstory came tumbling out of the closet, but the relationship that really caught viewers’ attention was with Serena Campbell, the Shiraz-swilling, seemingly-hetero consultant, fond of telling Bernie how terrific she is.
While most shows can’t put two ambitious women in the same room without turning them into rivals, Bernie and Serena bonded from the start, and actress Jemma Redgrave was happy to step out of her scrubs (probably not literally – we didn’t ask) and talk about why #Berena is still so groundbreaking.
“What’s really been lovely is to build a friendship, and a friendship between two women of a certain age who are both professional women, who have a shared language. That was really easy for Catherine and I, because we had that shared language anyway. They really like each other and support each other and everything comes from that. Anything that happens beyond that is luck, but I think the chemistry is very good.”
You can read the full interview here. Enjoy!
The gallery’s been updated with HQ photos of Jemma who attended the ‘Snowden’ gala last weekend.
Here are a couple of previews:
Appearances > 2016 > 15th Oct | Snowden Gala in London
Holby airs tonight, 8pm on BBC One. You can watch the clip here!
This series is slowly coming to an end… but there will be more Bernie, be assured 😉
Thanks Who-Natic for the HQ photos!
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In other, non-Holby news, the official twitter account of Jemma’s new film “Chubby Funny” has released a first still of her as ‘Wendy’:
— Chubby Funny (@chubbyfunnyfilm) September 14, 2016
Follow @ChubbyFunnyFilm on Twitter for the latest news on their upcoming film!