Young Offenders star Demi Isaac Oviawe ‘regrets’ working during Leaving Cert as she missed ‘being stressed out’

THE Young Offenders star Demi Isaac Oviawe admits she “regrets” working through her Leaving Certificate as she wished she had “experienced being stressed out”.

The actress was filming the hilarious comedy show during her Leaving Certificate and she was also working on Dancing With The Stars.

 Demi was filming The Young Offenders when she was doing her leaving cert

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Demi was filming The Young Offenders when she was doing her leaving cert
 Demi explained that she was never in school for her final year

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Demi explained that she was never in school for her final year

Demi appeared on The Six O’Clock Show to speak with host Muireann O’Connell and Martin King about the show.

While chatting with the Virgin Media star, Demi revealed that she wasn’t in school much for her last year as she was working so much.

She explained: “I don’t remember spending a lot of time in school I was always doing something.

“I don’t regret it but then I do regret it for the reason being is that I wish I had the experience of being stressed out about doing the Leaving Cert and then I don’t regret it because I did amazing things in my career all in the same year.”

FAMILY TIME

Muireann asked Demi whether she had already seen the third season of the show or whether she was watching it like everyone else.

Demi explained that she decided to watch it weekly with her family but sometimes it can get a bit awkward with some of the scenes.

The actress explained: “I watch it on TV like everyone else but we do have the option of watching it early.

“I chose not to so I have something to look forward to watch on a Friday night or whenever it’s on.

“I watch it with my four younger brothers and my mam, my uncle and my friends and it’s very awkward let’s say with the more intimate sense in the series.”

Demi recently revealed that she had travelled to Nigeria to meet her grandmother for the first time and she spoke about the meeting on The Six O’Clock Show.

GOING TO NIGERIA

She explained: “It was very emotional, my grandmother looks exactly like my father.

“So she’s a small little woman and I’m quite tall and she saw me and she cried, I cried.

“But she sat down on the couch and she actually lifted onto her lap and cradled me like a baby and she’s an old woman.

“It was really nice, it was great to see why my parents wanted a better life for us and why it’s very important to go back and see where my family comes from and why I am the person I am today, it was very humbling.

“I can’t wait for the coronavirus to be sorted out and the pandemic to be over because I really, really want to go back.”

Demi also spoke about some of the racial abuse she has faced over years from people online.

The actress explained: “When I was first doing Young Offenders I was 16 or 17 so when it was out I was 17 and I being a naive 17-year-old girl went away and searched myself on the internet to see what people thought.

“When I did I saw people insulting me for my colour and the fact that I wasn’t Irish or the fact that people thought that my accent was fake.

“It was always about my culture and my background and my colour it was never about, ‘Oh she’s a decent actor’ or ‘She’s a bad actor’.”

 Demi explained that she has faced racism since she rose to the limelight

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Demi explained that she has faced racism since she rose to the limelight

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