Kevin Spacey: It’s mandatory to have an ‘absolute ball’ in Ireland
Revered actor Kevin Spacey is used to rubbing shoulders with the A-list, but he has agreed that it is the Irish people that really know how to party.
The 55-year-old actor has nothing but fond memories of the time he spent here filming Ordinary Decent Criminals in 2000.
“God that’s a long time ago but I just remember worshipping the atmosphere, the history, and of course drinking in the company of the world’s finest drinkers,” he told The Irish Sun.
“Who wouldn’t have an absolute ball there? It’s mandatory,” he added.
The New Jersey native recalled the moment he first saw Colin Farrell on stage in London, claiming he instantly knew the Dublin-born actor would be a star.
Spacey was so impressed by Farrell that he convinced director Thaddeus O’Sullivan to cast the inexperienced actor as Alec in the criminal flick.
The House of Cards star admitted that he found finding the Irish accent a “total bitch” to master while playing notorious conman Michael Lynch.
However, the New Jersey native is keen to return to these shores and hopes a future project while give him the opportunity to do so.
He was previously in talks to star as former billionaire Sean Quinn in a biopic, but he laments that it never came to fruition.
“I love Ireland, so any chance I get to work there again I’ll grab it with both hands.”
“It was a fantastic experience and I’d love to come back and work there again soon,” he said.
The Hollywood star finally claimed a Golden Globe to add to his collection last month for his role on House of Cards.
He had previously been nominated eight times.