Aidan Gillen has stated that an American version of Love/Hate would not work.
The Irish actor who played the role of John Boy in the hugely popular crime drama, has admitted that he doesn’t think the show would work in an “American setting”.
“I don’t know. It’s a particularly Irish story of it’s time and place so I’m not sure how it would work in an American setting,” he said.
While speaking to Matt Cooper on The Last Word, the actor reflected back on receiving his part in Love/Hate.
“It was really nice for me to come back to Ireland and do Love/Hate. There hadn’t been a history of RTE doing really good dramas.
“People weren’t going out of their way to come back to Ireland or take lead roles in RTE. The script was really good.”
Aidan with Love/Hate co-star Tom Vaughan- Lawlor | RTE
Aidan, who is now best known for portraying Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish in the HBO series Game of Thrones, revealed how delighted he is to be part of the medieval drama. Calling it “brilliant” and “an adventure”.
“I’m very happy to be part of it. This season isn’t based on the books so there’s huge intrigue and anticipation over what’s going to happen,” he also added.