Friday 30 September 2016

'I'd love to cause a bit of mayhem on Fair City' - Jack Reynor

Eimear Rabbitte

Published 14/03/2016 | 07:40

Jack Reynor is one of our hottest stars in Hollywood thanks to his break-out role in Transformers.

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However, the Wicklow ­native (24) has revealed that he would love a "small little role" on RTE drama Fair City.

The talented star, whose first foray into the spotlight was working with Oscar nominee Lenny Abrahamson on What Richard Did, clearly hasn't forgotten his humble roots.

"I think that would be brilliant, man. I'd love it. Just a small little role," he said.

"Breeze in, cause a bit of mayhem you know, pull a few pints behind the bar. A bit of drama and be gone again."

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He added that he's a big fan of the Carrigstown soap and that he's heard great reports about life on the set from his fellow actor pals.

"A couple of friends of mine have worked on Fair City and it's a fantastic show with so much Irish talent from the Dublin stage, some legendary names there, it would be a great opportunity," he said.

"I mean, it's probably not going to happen anytime soon but who knows?"

Reynor's latest movie is Sing Street and he said that he would always give preference to ­home-grown projects over big-budget LA movies.

"It's always pretty much down to the script and the character," he said. "That comes before anything else.

"But I've made five films now and they've been with unbelievable Irish film-­makers and I understand the industry here and what it's about.

"I love being home. I live in Ireland so if I'm going to shoot anywhere, ideally it will be in Ireland.

"The Irish industry is growing and growing at an astounding rate. It's world class. The writing and the talent coming out is incredible."

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Engaged to Madeline Mulqueen, Reynor added that he has no plans to make a permanent move to LA.

"It's important for me to stay close to my family but also to have a balanced lifestyle," he said.

"Take yourself out of that industry bubble as often as you can, because if you're in it for too long at a time, it's difficult to emerge."

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