Filming in the Kingdom is heaven, reveals Colin Farrell
ACTOR Colin Farrell has revealed he will not want to leave Co Kerry once filming of his latest film 'The Lobster' ends.
The Dubliner who has spent almost two months in Sneem and Kenmare along with his co-star Rachael Weisz has been blown away by the beauty of the Kingdom and describes his experience of working there as "deadly".
"I'm loving it. There is just mad beauty here in Kerry. It's mind boggling," he told the Kerryman newspaper.
"Growing, up I never thought Ireland was as big, as epic as it is here. I've always known how beautiful my country is but I was thinking more of the prettiness, the quaint beauty of places like Wicklow.
"But then you come to Kerry and the scenery is so strong, so masculine."
During filming, cast and crew are staying at the five-star Parknasilla Hotel and it seems the hotel's facilities are suitably impressing its famous guests.
"We've been working a lot here (in Parknasilla). The first three weeks were mostly here but the last few weeks we've been filming in the woods between here and Kenmare.
"Between Killarney, Kenmare, Caherdaniel, Sneem, Moll's Gap and the Black Valley. I'm in heaven here. I won't want to go back when the filming ends.
"Everyone has been so lovely. People are always really kind when I am at home.
"I have never met a bunch of people like the people I've met working here in my whole life. They are incredible. I meet them every day in the hall and chat to them at the front desk. We've really got to know each other over the past few weeks. It's been deadly."
Filming of the sci-fi romance directed by Greek Yorgos Lanthimos also stars Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz.
The unconventional love story, Lanthimos's sixth feature film and first in English, is set in the future and will also star Ben Whishaw, who played 'Q' in the James Bond movie 'Skyfall' and Léa Seydoux of 'Inglorious Basterds', 'Midnight in Paris' and 'Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol'.