Love Island’s Maura Higgins to launch career as comedy actress as she begins work on first movie in Ireland
Maura Higgins is set to launch a career as a comedy actress after landing her first major movie role.
The former Love Island star, 32, has already started work on a film called The Spin in Belfast.
It comes after the reality personality finished working on the American version of Love Island, on which she acted as a supporting host.
A source told The Sun: ‘Maura plays a character called Rose in The Spin. It’s a British film which follows two friends travelling through Ireland looking for old music records.
‘The film is a comedy and Maura was the perfect fit for the role. She started work on The Spin over the weekend in Belfast and really impressed the producers.
‘Maura throws herself into any new projects and is always keen to learn.
‘The film could open a lot of new doors for Maura and it’s a very exciting time.’
It comes after Maura signed up with Christine Quinn’s publicist in a bid to boost her profile in the United States.
Maura is eager to secure more work in the US after landing a role as social media host for Love Island USA and she has turned to former Selling Sunset star Christine’s team to help her.
A source told The Sun: ‘Maura continues to make waves across the pond as the digital host for Love Island USA and it’s come with huge demand and work opportunities Stateside.
‘Maura is keen to follow in Christine’s footsteps by conquering the fashion world as well as becoming a regular face on US TV.
‘Maura’s management from the UK were spotted taking meetings with American television executives and brands in Los Angeles earlier this year.
‘Expanding Maura’s team is part of a carefully drawn out global strategy.’
Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Love Island bosses want to shake things up with the new All Stars series.
The ITV dating show will return this winter to the villa in Cape Town, South Africa with a host of fan favourite Islanders from previous series, and producers are keen to do all they can to get people tuning in.
An insider told The Sun: ‘Love Island bosses want to make sure they’re out of the ratings slump when winter rolls around for All Stars.
‘They are working out ways to give the show a real kick and to make the format have a lasting impact on viewers.
‘At the moment it’s all just an open discussion and there are lots of ideas being put forward.’
While the idea of having ‘old rivals’ clashing once more, bosses are keen to embrace the chaos with ‘some fresh faces’.
The source added: ‘Naturally, there is potential for old rivals to have it out on screen and to put old love triangles back into play.
‘But some fresh faces could bring a twist. Will old hands stick with who they coupled up with before, for maximum impact, or risk everything for someone they actually fancy?
‘It would really test out that argument that people now just use Love Island for fame.’