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Brooklyn 'dream job' for Love/Hate's Eve Macklin

Published 27/05/2014 | 10:34

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From the criminal underworld to the 1950s dance halls – Love/Hate star Eve Macklin has taken on her most notable project to-date, a part in the movie Brooklyn.

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The Dublin-born actress has just returned from filming in Canada opposite Saoirse ronan in the film adaptation of Colm Toibin’s best-selling novel.

Eve, who became familiar to TV viewers thanks to her turn as Georgina, the wife of IRA leader Dano (Jason Barry), in season three of Love/Hate, told the Herald it was an experience of a lifetime getting to work alongside the Carlow native, as well as screen veteran, Julie Walters.

Brooklyn tells the story of a young woman who leaves Ireland to look for work in the US.

She falls in love with an Italian-American before a family tragedy ultimately leads her back home.

“I’m playing Diana, she’s also an emigrant like Saoirse’s character,” Eve said.

“It really wasn’t like work at all – it was a dram job for me, to be honest.

“And Saoirse is great,s he’s so inspirational and has such a good head on her shoulders. She was very funny on set too.”

Eve also said that getting to star in a project with her “idol” Julie Walters was phenomenal.

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Love/Hate: Eve Macklin as Georgina

“I’ve been mad about her since I was nine years old,” Eve said.

“She plays a land lady in the house we’re all living in, so there were a lot of scenes at a kitchen table with her. She was very warm and generous; actually for the read through in Dublin last February the two of us were on the same Aer Lingus flight from London.

“I saw her – and knew she was in the film obviously – but I got so star struck I couldn’t talk to her. In Dublin I told her the next day and she was laughing.”

(The Herald)

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