Racy role in Hardy Bucks is not for my parents - Aoibheann
From Fair City to 'Bare City' - Aoibheann McCaul is feeling the nerves about her latest racy role on the small screen.
The actress has ventured far from the innocent streets of Carrigstown and will star in the Hardy Bucks new TV series - playing a deranged sex addict. What would Bela Doyle have to say about that?
Aoibheann, who is best known for playing the part of Caoimhe Dillon in RTE's long-running soap, says she's a little apprehensive about watching the saucy sex scenes on the goggle-box.
"I still haven't seen any of it so I'm excited yet apprehensive," she told the Diary.
Aoibheann admitted there are a couple of people she hopes don't tune in to see her sauntering about in her smalls.
"Filming it was fun and terrifying - it's not for the faint-hearted and it's certainly not for my parents," she said.
The soap star added she was so embarrassed about her latest gig, she never told her folks.
"They're definitely not going to see it. I didn't even tell them about it," she said at the opening night of the Sound of Music in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.
But Aoibheann's sisters were more than happy to tell her parents about her amorous on-screen trysts with Hardy Buck's ginger stud - Eddie Durkan.
"My sisters took great joy in filling them in on my role," she laughed.
The Hardy Bucks boyos - Buzz O'Donnell, Eddie Durkin, The Boo and The Viper - will return to our screens on RTE Two this autumn.
The third series of the popular TV series was shot in Swinford, Co Mayo over the course of the summer.
Former Love/Hate actress Susan Loughnane will also appear in the series which tells the story of Eddie Durkan and his circle of friends dreaming big dreams, and drinking them all away in Castletown.
While the Hardy Bucks are back with a bang, Northside/Southside series Damo & Ivor has been pulled from the RTE Two schduele.
The show, which was written and developed by Rosanna Davison's brother-in-law Andy Quirke, is being made into a feature film.
Quirke (27) is working on the screen play which is being part funded by RTE.
The rest of the RTE autumn schedule will be unveiled at the media launch in September. Angela Scanlon will return presenting a celebrity-based series.