MAISIE Smith has revealed the heart-breaking truth behind her EastEnders character Tiffany Butcher’s addiction to facial fillers.
Tiffany – who is 18 years old on the show – turned to cosmetic procedures to boost her confidence after struggling with her body image in recent scenes.
Maisie Smith has spoken out about EastEnders’ Tiffany’s addiction to facial fillersCredit: BBC
Keegan discovers Tiffany has spent hundreds on more procedures in upcoming scenesCredit: BBC
In upcoming episodes, Tiffany will go behind her husband Keegan’s back and pay for more procedures as her addiction spirals out of control.
Speaking about why Tiffany has become so obsessed with her appearance, actress Maisie Smith told Digital Spy: “She’s an 18 year old, she’s been through a lot as a character and she’s quite insecure about herself.
“Then Keegan’s job has been taking off, he’s really been doing well for himself and it’s making Tiffany question herself and if she’s enough for him.”
She’s got a lot of pressure on her”
Speaking about how Tiffany’s problems are common among young women, she went on: “She’s young, she’s in love, and she’s got a lot of pressure on her as well as being a teenager and being hormonal and experiencing what a normal teenager would experience. She’s got a lot of insecurities in herself.”
Tiffany recently suffered an allergic reaction to a procedure and was humiliated when she attended Walford’s Best Street Food awards to support her husband, only for him to point out a huge rash on her face.
Talking about how the allergic reaction is likely to spark a turning point for Tiffany, Maisie added: “Now she has an infection I don’t think that she’ll want to do it again.
“That was the final straw. She had a lot of people say you don’t need it, you’re absolutely fine, you’re perfect but realistically if you have a problem with yourself, anyone can tell you that you look beautiful but you’re not going to believe it yourself.”
First look images from Monday show Keegan leaning in for a kiss with Dotty after learning she’s been having even more cosmetic procedures behind his back.
Keegan hits the roof when he finds out that Tiffany has spent hundreds of pounds on facial filler.
When he heads to collect his wages from a drunk Dotty at the club, she offers him a drink and it’s not long before things start to heat up between the pair.
Will Keegan betray his wife and, if so, how will Tiffany take it?
Tiffany suffered an allergic reaction to a cosmetic procedure recentlyCredit: BBC
Keegan leans in for a kiss with Dotty next weekCredit: BBC