She played drug mule and prostitute Debbie in Love/Hate but Susan Loughnane is fast becoming the thinking man's crumpet.
Susan is embracing Ireland's literary scene with vigour; she's bosom buddies with author Caroline Grace Cassidy, penned a book for Barnardos charity book, If I Was A Child Again, and now she's cramming her diary with literary events.
The Hollyoaks actress will fly home in March to attend the hugely popular Doolin Writer's Festival in Co Claire.
"I'm giddy," she said. "I just booked flights home to west Ireland for the Doolin Writers Festival in March. Booking flights is my favourite drug."
Susan has spoken about her passion for writing before; she is in the middle of writing a novel, a pilot for a TV series and a feature-length screenplay. Pretty impressive stuff.
The Dublin native (27) teams up with a writing partner whenever she wants to get the creative juices flowing.
"I have a writing partner now and she's good at focusing me," she said.
"I need that discipline and someone to help sort out all that chaos in my head."