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'Sometimes they're asking for fights' - Love/Hate star John Connors reveals fame is hardest part of acting life

Compelling: John Connors stars in Cardboard Gangsters
Compelling: John Connors stars in Cardboard Gangsters

Dublin actor John Connors has revealed that the "bit of fame" he has experienced since starring in Love/Hate has proved to be the hardest part of the job.

John is back on the big screen in the acclaimed crime thriller Cardboard Gangsters, a film guaranteed to raise his profile even higher around the country - and beyond.

While welcoming the recognition of his work, he said at the weekend that life in the public eye is another learning experience.

"I'm a very private person," he said. "I got into Love/Hate and then I got a different demographic from the documentaries.

On the set: John as Patrick with Neili Conroy as Kitty in Love/Hate
On the set: John as Patrick with Neili Conroy as Kitty in Love/Hate

"I try my best not to be a p***k because I realise it's the first time that person has come up to you. They don't realise 50 people have come up to you that night, mouldy drunk and being aggressive sometimes.

"Sometimes they're asking for fights - I've got that loads of times. I got the racism kind of stuff too. You bite your tongue and do the Martin Luther King thing.

Influences: John Connors cites James Cagney and life in his childhood neighbourhoods as inspirations for his new film Cardboard Gangster
Influences: John Connors cites James Cagney and life in his childhood neighbourhoods as inspirations for his new film Cardboard Gangster

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