Brooklyn 'dream job' for Love/Hate's Eve Macklin
Published 27/05/2014 | 10:34
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.
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.
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.”