Model mum Vivienne Connolly is set to trade her glamorous image for that of a callous, cold-blooded murderer next month when she takes on her darkest acting role yet.
Mum-of- two Vivienne (37), who made the move into acting last year, will commute between her home in Dublin and Galway city to star in the dark comedy play, called Anto & Me, which will kick off at NUI Galway on March 3.
And despite previously going out of her way to include her kids, Ben (6) and Katie (4) in her work, by introducing them to the world of child modelling, Vivienne claims this is one performance her children will not be joining her in.
"They won't be coming near it," she told the Diary. "It's definitely not for their eyes, it's for an adult audience and they are far too young to be exposed to the themes of death and killing.
"My character in Anto & Me is great because it's so different from anything I've ever done before.
"She obviously doesn't have any principles or morals because she's leading a double life and she has no qualms about killing one of her fellow characters."
The play, directed by Declan Mungovan, is a follow up to his production Geriatric St Patrick, which hit the headlines last year for its innovative plotline.
Vivienne will be joined on stage by Alan Sherlock, Julian Judge and Kelly Keirns.