'I'm in a romcom, but I'm no Hugh Grant', says rising Irish star Domhnall Gleeson
Published 12/08/2013 | 09:48
"Oh no! Totally not, and that's the sad truth. I'm not a typical romantic lead," he says.
"Hugh is so good at Richard's (Curtis) words that when you read the script, the first thing you do is a Hugh Grant impression," he says.
"But, I'm worried about even talking about Hugh Grant; because it may appear as through my big battle was not to be Hugh Grant."
The slim red head plays the lead role in time-travel comedy About Time.
Tim (21) is a socially awkward lawyer who discovers he possesses the ability to travel back in time.
While others may use this power for a greater good, Tim decides to find his dream girl, Mary (Rachel McAdams).
"It's a little bit about time travel," Gleeson said.
"But it's more about life and love and how to be happy. It's a really beautiful story."
Earlier this year Domhnall told the Herald that he was shocked when he saw his face on the poster.
"I think they made a bit of a mistake when they put me on the poster," he said. "I was like, 'Are you sure you want this?'"