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extra ordinary

Here's everything we know about Maeve Higgins' new comedy filming in Cork

Filming for Extra Ordinary kicks off next week.

FAVOURITE CORK EXPORT Maeve Higgins was on The Late Late Show this week.

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She’s back in Ireland to prepare for the new filming of her new movie Extra Ordinary, in which she plays a lonely driving instructor who can communicate with ghosts.

Written and directed by duo Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman is to be produced by Katie Holly and Ailish Bracken of Blinder Films.

Maeve said the lads had written the character with her in mind, although she’s yet to get around to actually passing her driving test.

So, what happened was, they started writing it a few years ago and they were saying, “we think a really funny idea would be to be a driving instructor and it would lead to all these funny things.
I can drive, I just don’t have the test. You know the way people say that? I thought, ‘I’ll learn’. Then I thought, ‘this isn’t going to happen.”

Maeve assumed the movie was a long way off – “A movie with a female lead? Yeah right! – until they got the funding together and assumed she was ready for road.

Upon learning that she was not, they suggested a week-long driving course for her. However, she’s opted for a body double instead.

Somebody who can drive – a man or woman with similar King Charles/Spaniel hair.”

Exciting times. While at RTÉ, she also took the time to pitch a sitcom focusing on her and her three nieces, in which they would all be played by Ivan Yates.

Yep. You can watch the full interview with Maeve here.

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