Keith Duffy's wife is standing by her 'scumbag'... and so are his fans
Some Love/ Hate fans were quick to dismiss Keith Duffy's role in the drama but wife Lisa thinks it was the part he was born to play.
"The first thing I said when I saw him was, 'You know what? You blended in really well. You looked like a gym bunny and a bit of a scumbag,'" she told the Herald. "So for me he did well."
Lisa says she is well used to the public knocking her other half and has built up a thick skin. She added: "I've been in this business a long time. We all have. So we're used to it. You bring out a new record -- someone loves it, another person hates it.
"That the way it goes. You can't keep everyone happy, especially when it comes to acting -- you either like someone as an actor or you don't.
"There are loads of actors who don't appeal to me. People have a right to their opinion. But Keith works very hard. I know the Boyzone label is on him but as far as I'm concerned he's been out there working as a jobbing actor for a long time. He auditioned and he got the job on his own merit."
Lisa revealed fans of her hubby (39) are very supportive of his career direction.
She said: "People are going to criticise and with social media it means they can get away with it. Keith has a lot of fans out there.
"He's brilliant at what he does. And that's why I love him." The man himself was pleased with his performance.
He said: "People could see the character and not Keith. I was in the UK but I got a lot of texts and the reaction was very positive."
And co-star and golfing buddy Laurence Kinlan (30) backed his pal. He added: "He's got some stick and I think that's harsh.
"I think he played a very understated part and he trained very hard for it."