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'#MeToo changed a lot of things - some good and some bad' - Aoibhinn McGinnity

Aoibhinn McGinnity spoke to Donal Lynch about Irish men's awkwardness around women, rejection, lockdown, the shadow of Love/Hate and dealing with difficult moments on set

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Actress Aoibhinn McGinnity at the launch of Dublin Theatre Festival 2018. Picture: Gerry Mooney

Actress Aoibhinn McGinnity at the launch of Dublin Theatre Festival 2018. Picture: Gerry Mooney

Aoibhinn McGinnity with Love/Hate co-star Tom Vaughan Lawlor as gangster boss Nidge

Aoibhinn McGinnity with Love/Hate co-star Tom Vaughan Lawlor as gangster boss Nidge

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Actress Aoibhinn McGinnity at the launch of Dublin Theatre Festival 2018. Picture: Gerry Mooney

Aoibhinn McGinnity was supposed to be on holiday in New York this week, but instead she's just been to Tesco in Monaghan town, where she's isolating with her sister and parents.

"The glamour!" she laughs. "I'm trying to make the best of it - what else can you do really? I'm doing yoga and walking the dog every day. It's been nice, in a way - it's one of those moments in life where you just have to take a little break and try to enjoy it.

"I'm missing wearing nice dresses and looking like a normal human being, but I'm not missing make-up - it seems like such a pointless pain now; how are we ever going to go back to wearing it?"