RUTH KEARNEY, Dream-Girl Next Door

RUTH KEARNEY, Dream-Girl Next Door
words by Michelle Ganney

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Dublin actress Ruth Kearney is carving out quite the name for herself in Los Angeles. Having visited California her entire life, Ruth admits she feels rather at home here. The Irish-born beauty has just landed a role opposite comedy genius Will Arnett in the upcoming Netflix series “Flaked” where she plays the beautiful and intriguing waitress, ‘London’.


You are set to appear in the highly anticipated “Flaked” on Netflix this year. What can you tell me about this series?

It’s a dramedy set in Venice beach. I loved the script because it felt different to anything I’d read or seen out there. It has some really serious and sad real moments that are mixed in with humour that perfectly capture some of the deeper complexities of human relationships.

What was it like working alongside the talented and hilarious Will Arnett?

I loved working with Will, he was such a positive force on set, very supportive of us all and hilarious.

In what ways would you say you relate to your character, ‘London’?

I think that I relate to London’s sense of adventure and curiosity. She has a strong sense of going after what she believes in. There are other parts to her that were less relatable to me but I found really interesting to explore.

Do you have a dream co-star that you’d like to work with in the future? 

For me, part of the reason this job is so great is the fact that you constantly get to work with different people all the time. To have fun and laugh on set is such a bonus so just to have a co-star who I have a good time with is the main thing.

You have your very own fan page on Instagram dedicated to you and your work as an actress. Would you ever want to have your own social media account?

It’s not something I’ve really thought about setting up. I think I’d spend too long over thinking anything I was about to post. I prefer to keep some things just for me.

You’ve been busy filming “Flaked” in Los Angeles so it must have been nice to have a little time off over the holidays. How did you spend Christmas and New Year?

It was an intense shoot but so fun. I did enjoy having some down time after we finished. Christmas and New Years has been all about seeing family and friends back in London that I miss while I’m away. And being Irish, there were definitely a few drinks involved! ‎



photography Josh Reed
styling Taylor Sheridan
makeup Nicole Walmsley at the Wall Group
hair Bobby Eliot at Tomlinson Management Group


About The Author

Stephane Marquet
Creative Director

First of all, excuse my French! … I was born in the South of France. Lived in Paris for 10 years and travelled the world until I moved to Los Angeles in 2008, because obviously recession was a great time to move to a new country! I also arrived around Halloween and was greeted at the Social Security offices by a nurse who directed to the window Number 6 so a witch could hand me my social security number. Welcome to America. I am a painter, a photographer and the creative director of BELLO mag.

One Response

  1. Kellie

    Great interview and photoshoot! I loved Ruth in Primeval and I’m happy to see her getting more exposure. Looking forward to seeing her comedic chops in Flaked.


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