Thursday 29 September 2016

Fair City’s devious Oisin and Charlotte on their bed scenes- ‘I was nervous beforehand not knowing what to expect’

Published 01/05/2016 | 12:58

Fair City's duo Oisin and Charlotte played by Patrick Ball (21) and Martha Fitzpatrick (19)
Fair City's duo Oisin and Charlotte played by Patrick Ball (21) and Martha Fitzpatrick (19)

Fair City’s Oisin and Charlotte may be the most dastardly duo to hit Carrigstown for a while but the young actors who play the lovebirds revealed it was awkward to develop their on-screen relationship.

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Patrick Ball (21), who has taken on the role of Paul’s conniving son Oisin and Martha Fitzpatrick (19) who plays wild Charlotte admitted they were nervous about the number of kissing and bed scenes planned by the writers.

Fair City's duo Oisin and Charlotte played by Patrick Ball (21) and Martha Fitzpatrick (19)
Fair City's duo Oisin and Charlotte played by Patrick Ball (21) and Martha Fitzpatrick (19)

“I was nervous before hand not knowing what to expect,” Patrick told the Sunday World Magazine.

“I did not know if there were any unspoken rules. But on the day, all the worries disappeared because everyone was just professional. It’s part of the job and we both knew it would be more embarrassing if we did it half-heartedly. Two actors being uncomfortable with each other would have come across so obviously on-screen. But I was surprised how easy it was to do. You want to get it right.”

The on-screen couple revealed that their scenes between the sheets were almost a relief, as they weren’t very passionate.

“The bed scenes were not a problem because they weren’t super-passionate like in films. Between takes we were having a laugh. But I can’t imagine what it would be like to do really passionate scenes," said Patrick.

Oisin’s return to the RTE One soap has proved problematic for his dad Paul and wife Niamh, as he is a ball of unpleasantness.

Nicola’s son is keen to get his mitts on his father’s fortune after hearing his sister Rachel is to inherit the hotel and is determined to cause as much trouble in Carrigstown as possible.

“Oisin is pretty indifferent to everyone but Charlotte. He really does not care about what everyone else thinks. He’s burning bridges left, right and centre,” said Patrick.

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