Tuesday 28 March 2017

Will Ferrell: 'The Irish are so friendly and they really enjoy sitting down and talking to you'

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
Will Ferrell poses with fans at The Savoy
Mark Wahlberg Wahlberg takes a selfie with a fan outside the Savoy
Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell at The Irish premiere screening of Daddy's Home at The Savoy Cinema in O Connell Street, Dublin

Elaine McCahill

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg took time out to enjoy their visit to Ireland ahead of movie premiere.

He's been busy promoting his new movie but Mark Wahlberg still managed to fit in lunch with golfing legend Rory McIlroy.

Mark and his co-star Will Ferrell arrived in Dublin on Sunday, and the Ted star went straight to Portmarnock Golf Club.

As well as giving him a few tips, world number three McIlroy gave his A-list pal a nice gift.

"I played golf at Portmarnock, it was beautiful," Mark told the Herald.

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

"I had a bite to eat with Rory 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."

Roz Purcell at The Irish premiere screening of Daddy's Home at The Savoy Cinema in O Connell Street, Dublin.
Pictures:Brian McEvoy
Roz Purcell at The Irish premiere screening of Daddy's Home at The Savoy Cinema in O Connell Street, Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy

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

Sense

Meanwhile, Anchorman star Will was back in Dublin for the 12th time, and said he loves visiting.

Jedward attend the Irish Premiere of Daddy's Home at The Savoy, Dublin, Ireland - 07.12.15. Pictures: G. McDonnell /
Jedward attend the Irish Premiere of Daddy's Home at The Savoy, Dublin, Ireland - 07.12.15. Pictures: G. McDonnell /

"The Irish are so friendly and they really enjoy sitting down and talking to you and there is a real sense of community here that's unlike any other place here in the world," he said.

"That's what makes it special. And I love Guinness - I always have. I've loved it since I was in college."

Missy Keating, Yvonne Connolly (Yvonne Keating), Jack Keating attend the Irish Premiere of Daddy's Home at The Savoy, Dublin, Ireland - 07.12.15. Pictures: G. McDonnell / VIPIRELAND.COM
Missy Keating, Yvonne Connolly (Yvonne Keating), Jack Keating attend the Irish Premiere of Daddy's Home at The Savoy, Dublin, Ireland - 07.12.15. Pictures: G. McDonnell / VIPIRELAND.COM

Will also revealed he is working on getting three-time Academy award winner Daniel Day Lewis to appear in one of his comedies.

"We were trying to reach out to Daniel Day Lewis to see if he ever wanted to do a comedy," he said. "That would be amazing - it's cooking. We'll see."

As lovers of the black stuff, the funny duo hit the town, visiting Matt the Threshers for lunch before having a few scoops in Toners pub yesterday.

On Sunday night, they visited a 'speakeasy', but Mark and Will weren't too impressed.

"We'd read about it the last time we were here, there was an article in Time Out New York about it so we had to check it out," Will said.

"But it wasn't much of a speakeasy. It was a guy put up a curtain in front of a doorway.

"We kept wondering, is this the place? There were plenty of seats and no one was there."

The pair were speaking at the Irish premiere of their new movie Daddy's Home at the Savoy Theatre last night.

Hundreds of fans waited for hours in the rain to get a selfie with the stars.

The film, directed by Sean Anders, follows a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife's two children, but complications arise when their freewheeling and freeloading father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.

Other guests at the premiere included Yvonne Connolly, boyband Hometown and comedian Jason Byrne.

The movie opens nationwide on December 26.

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