Tuesday 16 January 2018

"Researching my role as a call girl should be fun," jokes Love/Hate's Aoibhinn McGinnity

Love/Hate star Aoibhinn McGinnity will be taking on a even grittier role in her next project
Love/Hate star Aoibhinn McGinnity will be taking on a even grittier role in her next project
The actress has experimented with her own look in recent months
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Actress Aoibhinn McGinnity will play a lady of the night in her latest theatrical role.

The 26-year-old is to star in Brecht's The Threepenny Opera as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

"I play a whore," the actress told the Herald. "If not, why not? I'm really looking forward to it. It'll be fun to research."

And Aoibhinn will be teaming up with Love/ Hate cast mate Laurence Kinlan (Elmo) to tread the boards at the Dublin's Gate Theatre.

"Laurence is in it too so I'm delighted and very excited about it. And one of my best friends Valerie O'Connor is also in it playing a whore too, so that will be gas."

Aoibhinn has worked with Laurence before and says he can be a handful backstage.

"I've acted with Laurence on stage before and he's a right messer," she said.

"So I'm going to have to work hard -- no giggles. I won't be able to cope. If you have too much good craic on stage you can be screwed.

"Ah no, we'll get the work done. And it's nice having real friends there looking out for you and everything."

Quite a few of the Love/Hate crew seem to be pairing up for acting gigs -- Peter Coonan and Killian Scott have just wrapped up comedy Get Up And Go, and Charlie Murphy and Killian starred in gritty Northern Irish thriller 71.

"Killian and Charlie always seem to be playing lovers. I think we're all stuck together -- we can't get away from each other," she joked.

The slim brunette is tipped to be one of the highlights of the festival with Alice In Funderland director Wayne Jordan at the helm.

"Wayne is directing it -- I've been in two of his plays, Elevator and Alice In Funderland, and he is so creative. You just know it's going to be great when he's involved."

Aoibhinn has just finished filming on Cecelia Ahern's German co-production My Whole Half Life and says it was a completely different experience to the Love/Hate set.

"I was acting alongside actors speaking German and it was such a challenge," she explained.

"They said something in German and we would reply in English and we just winged it.

"But it was pretty random. So doing an English play with an English speaking person will be heaven."

As seen in The Herald; Herald.ie

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