He’s the baby-faced assassin in RTÉ’s smash series Kin, and actor Ben Carolan admits he had to try hard to convince himself that he looked the part of a cold-blooded killer. ‘When I got cast, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried about how I looked,’ Carolan tells the Irish Mail on Sunday. ‘I was like, “Jaysus, I don’t know if I’m intimidating enough.
I don’t know if I have that presence for a hitman”.’ The 21-year-old revealed he didn’t audition for the part of Glen Wright in the series.
And he said it was only when he heard the show’s casting director was Louise Kiely – whose CV includes Normal People – that he accepted it was the right call. ‘Once I heard it was her casting it, I knew she wasn’t going to get it wrong,’ he says.Read more on evoke.ie