Saturday 23 June 2018

'Racy scenes on Red Rock don't bother my boyfriend', reveals actress India Mullen

India Mullen
India Mullen
Daryl McCormack
David Hennessy (Adam Weafer) and Katie Kiely (India Mullen) in Red Rock
Katie Kiely (India Mullen) in Red Rock

Elaine McCahill

IT’s a good thing that India Mullen’s boyfriend isn’t the jealous type.

The Red Rock actress frequently has to kiss her co-star Adam Weafer in the TV3 soap, but thankfully her boyfriend doesn’t mind the romantic trysts.

Mullen is dating actor and model Daryl McCormack. Tipperary native Daryl made it through to the last round of auditions for JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII last year, but failed to land a role in the hotly-anticipated movie.

“Daryl is an actor himself, so he’s very understanding when it comes to that kind of stuff,” India told the Diary.

“I don’t think it bothers him much, I think he trusts that I’m doing my job and not getting carried away. “I think he knows that it’s a weird part of the job.

“I can imagine it would be quite strange if you weren’t in the industry though,” she added.

The 21-year-old landed the role of Katie Kiely on TV3’s soap just weeks after graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting.

“Being on Red Rock has been like another year of training – I was so lucky to get work so soon,” she said.

The show has garnered a huge following since it launched last year and India says fans often stop her for a snap on the street.

Daryl McCormack

Daryl McCormack

“Funnily enough I’ve been recognised more in the last couple of weeks, maybe it’s because when I’m filming, I’m not really around the streets much,” she said.

“But I got recognised at the airport a couple of times this summer.

“Sometimes people just point at you and say ‘Red Rock’, which is funny,” she laughs.

With the TV Now Awards set to return and the Ifta TV awards set to be held in October, India hopes Red Rock will nab a few gongs.

“It would be lovely for the show to win something and to acknowledge the work that has gone into it,” she said.

Red Rock Rewind airs weeknights on TV3 at 10pm.

“So fans can catch up,” India said.

The new season of Red Rock returns on September 2.


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