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Clare Dunne says a scene in RTÉ crime drama Kin accidentally ended with a real Garda chase

18th August 2021

 


Kin is one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year, as it follows the life of a criminal family in Dublin, with the ins and outs of the business coming to our screens.Saskia Mulder wearing a colorful shirt and smiling at the camera© Provided by Evoke.ie

Scenes for the new RTÉ show were shot all around Dublin during the pandemic, but with that came some confusion for passersby who were left wondering if there was actual criminal activity going on.

Clare Dunne, who stars as Amanda in Kin, explained one particular moment when a scene left a younger member of the cast being chased by the Gardaí, as they thought he was an actual criminal.

The actress shared: ‘There was one day, me and Charlie had a scene in a café and something happened.’a woman sitting on a bench: Kin actor Clare Dunne at RTÉ’s new season launch. Pic: Naoise Culhane© Provided by Evoke.ie Kin actor Clare Dunne at RTÉ’s new season launch. Pic: Naoise Culhane

Clare continued: ‘They were shooting a young actor Ben, he had to do something where he was getting out of a van and then running with something in his hand like a weapon, but I don’t even think it was a gun’.

‘But then some real guards chased him down, and there had to be a whole “no, no this isn’t real” thing.

It was Ben himself who was the most shook because he’s playing this real tough young lad and all of sudden we’re all shouting “no, no, no”.’a person posing for the camera: Kin actor Clare Dunne at RTÉ’s new season launch. Pic: Naoise Culhane© Provided by Evoke.ie Kin actor Clare Dunne at RTÉ’s new season launch. Pic: Naoise Culhane

‘So I think there was a mistaken kind of moment that one point that they very quickly swooped in and sorted out,’ Clare added.

However, the Kin actress explained why this sort of thing happened as she said: ‘I think everyone going around in masks, and we had actor guards and then there were real guards.

‘And then high-vis jackets and all these things and it just turns into this array of masked people in lots of various high-vis stuff, and if you don’t see a camera you think there’s something going on.’a group of people standing on a stage posing for the camera: Actors Aidan Gillen, Clare Dunne and Yasmin Seky at RTÉ’s new season launch. Pic: Naoise Culhane© Provided by Evoke.ie Actors Aidan Gillen, Clare Dunne and Yasmin Seky at RTÉ’s new season launch. Pic: Naoise Culhane

The cast and crew were left with fewer possibilities while shooting around Dublin due to the restrictions in place, as Aidan Gillen, who stars as Frank in Kin shared:

‘Because of the Covid restrictions we ended up having to shoot a lot of stuff in areas that weren’t as public as they might have been, so we had less of that (mistaken identity) than we could have had, without wanting to give anything away.’

‘We tried to stick to one street for a week or two, it was quite controlled because it had to be so we could continue shooting.’

Keep an eye out as Kin will be coming to RTÉ One this Autumn.

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