Thursday 21 September 2017

Love/Hate's Ruth lands big US role

Ruth Negga attends the English National Ballet pre-performance party to celebrate their new season which honours the legacy of the Ballet Russes at the St Martins Lane Hotel on March 22, in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Ruth Negga attends the English National Ballet pre-performance party to celebrate their new season which honours the legacy of the Ballet Russes at the St Martins Lane Hotel on March 22, in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LOVE/HATE star Ruth Negga
Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga are seen at the Ischia Global Fest 2012 on July 11, 2012 in Ischia, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
Ruth Negga attends the opening night of 'Ballet Revolucion' at the Peacock Theatre on April 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Ruth Negga attends the RTS Programme Awards at Grosvenor House, on March 20, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Ruth Negga during "Breakfast on Pluto" European Premiere at The Savoy Cinema in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phillip Massey/FilmMagic)
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

She's conquered gritty gangland streets and now former Love/Hate star Ruth Negga is poised to become a hit in the US.

The Dublin actress has landed a major TV role in a sci-fi drama.

She is joining the new primetime series Agents of Shield in what will be one of her biggest roles yet.

And the award-winning actress, who played Darren's girlfriend Rosie in the first two series of Love/Hate, is moving to the US for filming.

Agents of Shield is expected to attract a television audience of millions when it is aired later this month.

However, the exact nature of Ruth's role has yet to be revealed with TV bosses understood to be keeping details of the forthcoming series under wraps.

Ruth (30) has been living in London since her role on Love/Hate ended. In an interview earlier this year, she revealed that she was not worried about getting more work.

"I'm not in any rush to get anywhere," she said. "There's a pressure on actors to get somewhere before it's over.

"But everyone wants longevity, don't they? It's a career.

"Why be that flash-in-the-pan, taking every job out of worry it'll soon be over?"

While Ruth is set to earn a hefty sum from her new role, the popular TV star has previously claimed that she is not motivated by money or fame.

She said: "I did not become an actor to make money. And I did not become an actor to be famous.

"People always gasp when you say that, as if it's unfathomable that an actor doesn't want to be a star."

Ruth is not the first Love/Hate actress to make a breakthrough in the US.

It was revealed in July that her former co-star Ruth Bradley, who played Darren's sister Mary, had secured a role on a different sci-fi thriller.

She is set to play the part of FBI agent Lauren Howl in the US pilot Horizon.

(The Herald)

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