Monday 19 March 2018

Fair City’s Leah Egan says she’s nothing like her character Louise Doyle

Anita McSorley

Actress Leah Egan is only back in Fair City two months and already her character is causing drama.

Louise Doyle has been sleeping with her boyfriend Decco’s best friend, however Leah insists she’s nothing like her troublesome character.

“I am not really anything like Louise. I think part of the reason we become actors is that we get to play people that are outside of yourself.

“My granny watches and, oh God, it is so funny because whenever I see her she says, ‘What are you up to?’ as if it is me. So I am getting scolded for Louise’s actions,” Leah told the Sunday Mirror.

Leah made her debut appearance in the soap for a few weeks last year before leaving to sail into the sunset. The 26-year-old actress has now returned and is enjoying being a part of the scandalous story lines.

The Westmeath native returned to Fair City in May after a stint in Ros na Run, looking for revenge after she was scammed by Mondo in Ibiza.

“Hopefully I’ll be here for a while. Louise has had a bit to do since she’s come back. She’s been running after Mondo giving him a bit of guff and now that she is home she has realised she likes being there... I would love to stay longer this time.

“People I run into on the street give out to me for giving Mondo a hard time. I think he is the sweetheart of the nation,” said Leah.

Fair City fans will tonight see Louise cheat on Decco with Michael, who is having an affair with Niamh.

“The thing is with Louise and Decco, I actually really like the dynamic between the two of them.

“I think they have fun together but at the end of the day Louise is Louise. We’ll see how it all pans out, it has been good fun so far so hopefully that will continue,” she said.


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