Friday 30 September 2016

'I was left speechless' - Irish actor Eoin Macken reveals his embarrassing moment on set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Elaine McCahill

Published 14/01/2016 | 07:44

Dublin actor Eoin Macken revealed he had an embarrassing moment on set recently when he didn't learn his lines for his role in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

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Eoin plays Doc in the flick, which also stars Milla Jovovich along with Orange is the New Black star Ruby Rose and Ali Larter.

"We were filming a few months ago and I didn't even realise I had lines in the scene we were doing," he told the Herald.

"I turned up on set and didn't realise I had lines with Mila.

Milla Jovovich stars in Screen Gems' action horror RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE.
Milla Jovovich stars in Screen Gems' action horror RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE.

"So I rocked up thinking I was in the background of the scene. We stood there for a read through and Mila said something but everyone went silent.

"Everyone was looking at me, and then Paul the director was like, 'it's your line'.

Resident Evil Revelations 2
Resident Evil Revelations 2

"I actually had a whole page of dialogue and I hadn't read it. That was quite awkward because I didn't know what was going on," he added.

While he's based in LA at the moment, Eoin (32) is hoping to return to Ireland with fellow actor Kevin Ryan to put on a play of their new short film Paddy's in the Boot.

Eoin Macken as Dr TC Callahan in 'The Night Shift'
Eoin Macken as Dr TC Callahan in 'The Night Shift'

"We're going to do a stage version of it during the summer, we're looking at theatres now," Kevin said.

"The reason we want to do it is because our characters in this are really fascinating and we're not finished with them yet."

Eoin is getting to grips with filming the new season of medical drama The Night Shift, and Kevin has joined the cast of upcoming ABC drama Guilt.

The 10-part series is based on the Amanda Knox story.

Eoin and Kevin have also joined Jim Sheridan on the judging panel of the Jameson 'Done in 60 Seconds' competition. Entrants must recreate their favourite film in less than a minute and upload it to www.jamesonempirediss.com.

One Irish entry will be chosen for the final and the overall winner will get to attend a masterclass at the Festival of Filmmaking in LA.

The closing date for entries is January 30.

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