Fans come to worship at altar of 'Bridesmaids'
Published 10/06/2011 | 05:00
IT IS the break-out film which has turned its Irish star into a reluctant sex symbol.
But while Roscommon man Chris O'Dowd is pleasantly surprised by the success of his first major US film 'Bridesmaids', he is still adjusting to all the female attention.
Last night it was no different when the star of Channel 4's 'IT Crowd' was mobbed outside the Irish premiere at the Savoy in O'Connell Street.
In the film the 31 year old plays a police officer in the American mid-west with an Irish accent, who captures the eye of bridesmaid Annie (Kristen Wiig).
"It was funny to play the love interest which I haven't done before, so I let my cleavage do the talking. As for being a sex symbol now, that's mad talk," he told the Irish Independent.
The star revealed he originally auditioned for the part of Officer Rhodes with an American accent, but director Paul Feig preferred his Roscommon brogue.
The comedy tells the story of bridesmaid Annie whose life unravels as she leads her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) and a group of bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Tonight the film premieres in London.