Thursday 8 December 2016

Hollywood star gets into the swing of things on Irish trip

Elaine McCahill

Published 08/12/2015 | 02:30

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell at The
Irish premiere screening of Daddy's Home at The Savoy Cinema in O Connell Street, Dublin.
Pictures:Brian McEvoy
Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell at The Irish premiere screening of Daddy's Home at The Savoy Cinema in O Connell Street, Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy
Rory McIlroy

Hollywood superstars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg brought some cheer to Dublin's O'Connell Street last night.

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Hundreds of fans waited for hours in the rain to meet the A-listers and they didn't disappoint, signing autographs and taking pictures with their loyal followers.

Despite their tight schedule promoting new movie 'Daddy's Home', Mark Wahlberg managed to fit in a lunch date with top Irish golfer Rory McIlroy.

The actor also enjoyed a round of golf in Portmarnock.

"I played golf at Portmarnock and it was beautiful," Mark told the Irish Independent.

"I'd love to come back here on vacation with my family.

"I had a bite to eat with Rory McIlroy on Sunday and I was like, 'Dude, I need to come back, play golf and just hang out and see the sights'.

"I will at some point, it's just hard with work and the kids are in school.

"He gave me a new driver which was good. I just can't wait to get to a golf course or a driving range and try it out," he added.

Meanwhile, 'Anchorman' star Will Ferrell was back in Dublin for the 12th time. Ferrell previously touched down in Dublin for the premiere of 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'.

The actor spoke fondly of Dublin and said he would love to shoot more films with Irish actors, including Daniel Day Lewis.

The two men enjoyed a few pints of Guinness in Toner's pub on Baggot Street after visiting Matt the Threshers for lunch.

'Daddy's Home' follows a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who wants to be the best possible stepdad to his wife's two children.

But complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.

'Daddy's Home' will open nationwide on December 26.

Irish Independent

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