I'm slowly turning into Mrs Doyle, admits Pauline McLynn
Father Ted actress Pauline McLynn says, as the years pass, she finds more and more similarities between herself and the iconic housekeeper she played.
"I do love tea and coffee, so I'm a bit more like her in that regard, but I'm definitely not as good at housekeeping as she is," Pauline laughs.
Pauline played the highly-strung, tea-and-cake-loving spinster in the well-loved Channel 4 series for three years.
The 51-year-old star has just finished filming Jason Byrne's upcoming BBC series Father Figure and says she was delighted to be involved in it.
"It's six episodes long. Jason is a brilliant writer and it was fantastic playing his mammy," Pauline said.
"There was a real buzz of energy around the set, and the live audience seemed to love it."
Pauline was speaking at the launch of Whiskas partnership with the WWF to help prevent the extinction of tigers. And, as a self-confessed cat lady, she says it's a cause very close to her heart.
"I've always been a bit of a crazy cat woman. I have two little tigers at home -- Brenda and Alice. I love them and think they are great."
Pauline explained: "There are less than 3,000 tigers left in the world and WWF want to double that number by 2022."
She added: "The reason they are nearly extinct is because of humans, so we should rectify that."