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Reilly: Gleeson is like another dad

Published 03/02/2013 | 18:21

Kelly Reilly formed a bond with Brendan Gleeson while they were making Calvary

Kelly Reilly has revealed that Brendan Gleeson has become like a part of her family.

After playing the Irish star's screen daughter in the upcoming drama Calvary, the Flight actress joked that she now sees him as another father.

"He's like my new dad. I've got two dads now," she quipped.

"What a beautiful bear of a man. I adore him," she added.

Kelly, who has starred in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films, said she is "really excited" about the release of John Michael McDonagh's movie, which also stars Chris O'Dowd and Aiden Gillen and was shot in Ireland.

"I haven't seen it yet but I am really excited about this film. It's a story about a priest in a small community on the west coast of Ireland. Everyone hates him, and they are quite scary characters," she explained.

"The heart of the film is about somebody who was abused by a priest in the Catholic church as a child and about his revenge he feels he needs to take to quieten his own demons. It's wonderful."

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