As she gets ready to return to our screens in the new season of Red Rock, award-winning actress Denise McCormack sits down with Jess O’Sullivan in this week's RTÉ Guide. Get a sneak peek below.
Speaking on why she believes that her male counterparts have an easier time promoting their work, Denise says:
"Men get away with having bulging bellies and big bums, and everyone turns a blind eye. As an actor, you embody a character and that’s your job and that’s what you’re comfortable doing. But when it’s you, I just find it really awkward.
"You kind of have to be a hairstylist, a make-up artist, a model, you have to style your own clothes... and we’re none of those things, so it’s difficult. Men don’t have any of those problems. They just turn up and don’t give a toss, and get a photo taken and nobody cares.
"Nobody will say: ‘Oh look at them, their clothes didn’t stand out, their tummy was a bit big, or their arms were a bit big.’ It’s very stressful for women. It would be lovely just to turn up and not have the migraines to
go with it."
Elsewhere in this week's RTÉ Guide
- Shooting the Darkness Darragh McManus on a major new documentary that looks at the experience of photographers who recorded events during the Troubles
- Larry Gogan Donal O’Donoghue meets a broadcasting legend as he prepares to hang up his 2fm microphone
- Denise Gough The award-winning Clare actress has a key role in Colette and has been cast in the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel. Michael Doherty caught up with her.
- Dick Wolf Donal O’Donoghue talks to one of Hollywood’s most successful TV producers.
- Weight Watchers - There is a free copy of WW Magazine in this week's Guide