Tuesday 27 September 2016

I'd consider stripping off for a movie, says star Jack - but he wouldn't do Fifty Shades

Eimear Rabbitt

Published 19/02/2016 | 07:13

Actor Jack Reynor at the the opening Gala screening of SING STREET, as part of The Audi Dublin International Film Festival. The Festival takes place from 18th - 28th February www.diff.com
Actor Jack Reynor at the the opening Gala screening of SING STREET, as part of The Audi Dublin International Film Festival. The Festival takes place from 18th - 28th February www.diff.com
Lead Actors Ferdia Walsh Peelo and Lucy Boynton at the the opening Gala screening of SING STREET, as part of The Audi Dublin International Film Festival. The Festival takes place from 18th - 28th February www.diff.com
Actor Aidan Gillen at the the opening Gala screening of SING STREET, as part of The Audi Dublin International Film Festival. The Festival takes place from 18th - 28th February www.diff.com
Madeline Mulqueen and Liam Cunningham at the the opening Gala screening of SING STREET, as part of The Audi Dublin International Film Festival. The Festival takes place from 18th - 28th February www.diff.com Pictures:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee

He has taken on dark, brooding roles, blockbuster action parts and now the character of a rocker - but Jack Reynor said he would never say never to stripping off for a movie.

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The actor walked the red carpet at the premiere of new film Sing Street, which opened this year's Audi Dublin International Film Festival last night.

Jack (24) said that he would consider a nude role but only if it was the right fit.

"It depends on the context," Jack told the Herald.

"Maybe not (for a romantic comedy) but if it was something like Hunger," he said of the gritty film starring Kerry actor Michael Fassbender.

But Jack ruled out taking over from Irish hunk Jamie Dornan. "I wouldn't do 50 Shades of Grey," he laughed.

The actor has a host of movies in the pipeline including The Jungle Book and Secret Scripture with Jim Sheridan but he said that above all he is enjoying a break at home with his family and fiance Madeline Mulqueen.

Looking chic in a pair of skinny jeans and heels and bright yellow top, model Madeline turned out to support her man.

Although his profile has been soaring, Jack said he would never move permanently to Hollywood.

"It's all got to be in Ireland - its very important for me to be here," he said. "If I have to go over (to America) I go over, but when I'm not working, I'm just at home, chilling out in Co Wicklow."

Jack, who was joined at the premiere by co-star Aidan Gillen and pal Liam Cunningham, said he enjoyed working on a "lighter" film.

"I didn't need counselling after this one," he joked.

Game of Thrones actor Aidan said he was "expecting a lot from the film.

Director John Carney said that Sing Street - about a kid from a rocky home who forms a band - was inspired by "all of the things that I failed at when I was a kid."

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