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It'll be great to get break from Nidge in Cecelia's new movie, says Love/Hate's Aoibhinn

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 Love /Hate Actress Aoibhinn McGinity at  Disney's The Lion King opening tonight at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre .

The Lion King is running for 8 weeks  at The Bord Gais Theatre,Dublin until 22 June. 

Picture Brian McEvoy

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Love /Hate Actress Aoibhinn McGinity at Disney's The Lion King opening tonight at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre . The Lion King is running for 8 weeks at The Bord Gais Theatre,Dublin until 22 June. Picture Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use

Love /Hate Actress Aoibhinn McGinity at Disney's The Lion King opening tonight at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre . The Lion King is running for 8 weeks at The Bord Gais Theatre,Dublin until 22 June. Picture Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use

LOVE/Hate actress Aoibhinn McGinnity will be swapping her Dublin brogue for a delicate German accent for her latest film project.

The Monaghan native will star in Cecelia Ahern's upcoming German co-production My Whole Half Life.

So it's goodbye to disillusioned gangster's moll Trish and hello to a happy-go-lucky fraulein. "Me and my friend Valerie just got parts in one of Cecelia Ahern's film," she told the Herald. "I'm really excited about it."

The films are made for German channel ZDF Heart Cinema and filmed in German.

 

PREPARATION

In preparation, Aoibhinn will need to spend some time learning her imperfekt and perfekt tenses.

"They're all German film co-productions so I'll have to brush up on my German ahead of the shoot. Have a bit of a practice before I get on set," she laughed. Shooting for the film will take place in and around Dublin and Munich. The 27-year-old star starts filming in the next few weeks.

"I'm in the one called My Whole Half Life," Aoibhinn explains. "It's a romantic film."

It tells the story of a woman who discovers she has Irish roots and decides to travel back to the home country. While back in Ireland she falls hopelessly in love. Other Irish actors and actresses involved in the film include Valerie O'Connor, Kerry O'Brien and Brendan Conroy.

"There are two films but I think both of the stories are interlinked. It's going to be a busy few months but I'm really excited about it – it should be a lot of fun."

It's certainly a very different role for the brunette actress – who is best known for playing Nidge's wife Trish in the gangland drama. The Love/Hate cast recently celebrated the end of filming series four and Aoibhinn says it was a night to remember. "We had the wrap party the other night. It's always bananas – I think it's going to end up killing someone one year. It was a late one all right – we certainly weren't looking at our watches," she said.

And Aoibhinn says RTE's promises for a fifth season kept spirits high. "It's cool because we know we'll see each other soon and there's word about it coming back for a fifth series, which is great," she said.

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