‘Love/Hate’ stars wait on scripts... and their future

Love/Hate star Laurence Kinlan has revealed that every actor on the hit show will be rifling through scripts for the eagerly-anticipated fifth series, to check if they are getting killed off.

The 31-year-old said the cast of the RTÉ series expect the scripts to arrive from writer Stuart Carolan soon, as filming starts next month. The actor, who plays Elmo, escaped being written out of the crime drama in the last series when his character begged for his life to be spared for the sake of his son.

But Kinlan, from the Liberties in Dublin, said none of the actors feel immune from being axed. “What has been great about Stuart is he hasn’t been afraid to kill off any big character. Any of the actors in Love/Hate would be lying if they said they didn’t look through the script quickly when we first get them to see if we die. None of us have received any scripts yet.

“I’m sure we’ll get them in the next week or so because filming is getting close now. We start filming in three or four weeks.”

Kinlan, who revealed he was 10 when his father died from heroin addiction, will embark on the Cycle For Causes across Ireland to help charities, in particular St Francis Hospice, where his father was cared for, and will also raise funds for Ronnie Whelan’s charity when he walks from Donegal to Galway in May.

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