Fans of Peaky Blinders know how dedicated Aunt Polly is to being a good mother to son Michael (played by Finn Cole) despite disproving of his relationship with Gina Gray (Anya Taylor Joy). She’s not been best pleased to learn Michael has been working against Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and it seems she may have turned her back on her son. But, as fans wait for the sixth series, actress Helen has teased Aunt Polly won’t really be able to give up Michael.
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Speaking about Michael’s late addition to the family, Helen recalled: “When Michael joins up with his true family, he’s drawn to the dark side of the Shelbys and I’ve brought him to that life.
“He was living in a lovely place with little apple trees in the garden, where he could play football.
"Then I introduce him to a mob of gun-slinging, coke-snorting maniacs - this is my family!
“So there is a dichotomy, where Polly wants him close, but she’s worried for Michael as he becomes something very different.”
Polly has tried to keep Michael away from the drama but as he wants to help move the Shelby business forwards, he makes moves against Tommy.
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Peaky Blinders season 6 theories: Aunt Polly betrays Tommy as she runs off with Michael (Image: BBC)
Peaky Blinders season 6 theories: Aunt Polly will do anything to protect her son Michael Gray (Image: BBC)
Tommy wants Michael out of the picture and has threatened his place in the family, with Polly’s support so far.
But as it sinks in Polly may lose Michael and her grandchildren for good, could she turn on Tommy and do what she can to help her son take his place at the head of the family?
Commenting on how Michael is a big concern to Tommy, Helen shared: “He later begins to threaten Tommy’s power in his role as part of