Monday 18 December 2017

I've nabbed a good one, says Charlene as she breaks silence on romance with her co-star

Charlene McKenna in 'Ripper Street'. Photo: BBC
Charlene McKenna in 'Ripper Street'. Photo: BBC

Charlene McKenna has broken her silence on her sizzling new romance with her Ripper Street co-star.

The top Irish actress (30) looked smitten when she was asked if she was 'in love' with hunky American actor Adam Rothenburg.

"Every other Tuesday, yeah. Thursdays, come and go. It just depends, it depends on the humour of both of us," she said.

The Monaghan native, who usually prefers to keep her cards to her close when it comes to her personal life, added how he was "nice" and described him as a "a good one."

The pair have been dating for the past couple of months and have been regularly spotted looking cosy around the streets of Dublin.

They first struck up a romance during the filming of the third series of the BBC historical crime drama and appear to be inseparable.

He plays the part of Captain Homer Jackson in the popular series and was recently photographed strolling around Dublin with his arm around the petite actress.

Fuelling speculation that the pair could be getting serious is the fact that Charlene will shortly be heading Stateside for a part in a Broadway play.

Her beau hails from New Jersey and has himself appeared in several theatre productions in the Big Apple.

"I'm going to move there," she told RTE's Miriam O'Callaghan. "Regardless of acting, I've always wanted to do the London, New York, Paris thing before I die. So my best friend, that I live with, Briona, she won a Visa Lottery so I said I'd give it a go too and just move out."

She nabbed a role in the West End play Ghosts, an award-winning adaption of the Henrik Ibsen's classic which has won three Olivier Awards.

It's transferring to New York next March - and she'll be reprising her role of Regina, playing a servant to one of the lead characters.

And she insists she has no qualms about moving over to New York, despite having a mixed reaction to her time in LA.

"I think, while I was disillusioned with LA, I (don't think I am anymore. I can see it for what it is and soft of get on it with it a bit better. I went in green," she continued.

One of Ireland's most in-demand actresses, talented Charlene has played former prostitute Rose Erskine in Ripper Street since the start of the hit series.

Series three sees her character develop further as Rose leaves brothel madam Long Susan to work as a serving girl in the local playhouse.

Charlene previously dated Love/Hate star Robert Sheehan.

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