Tuesday 15 October 2019

Angelina Jolie asks Domhnall Gleeson: ‘Why the hell is there an ‘M’ in your name if you’re not even going to use it?’

Actor Domhnall Gleeson was interviewed by his Unbroken director Angelina Jolie
Actor Domhnall Gleeson was interviewed by his Unbroken director Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
Domhnall Gleeson in Angelina Jolie's Unbroken
Domhnall Gleeson (left) and Jack O'Connell in a scene from 'Unbroken' which was directed by Angelina Jolie
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Angelina Jolie has interviewed Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson for the current issue of Interview magazine, but admitted she and her husband Brad Pitt have an issue with his name.

In the middle of the interview, which was mostly about Domhnall’s role in the new Star Wars film, the actress and director jokingly admitted that she has a problem with the Irish spelling of the name.

“So Brad has a question for you too,” she told Domhnall.

“’What the hell is the ‘M’ doing in your name if you’re not going to use it?’” she asked.

Good natured Domhnall laughed at Jolie’s question, admitting he was disappointed Brad hadn’t expressed a desire to work together in the near future.

“I’m disappointed he didn’t ask ‘When can we work together?’” Domhnall joked.

“No, I think for my parents it was like a Boy Named Sue, the Johnny Cash song. A guy named Sue tries to track down his father to take him out for naming him Sue.

“And his father says, ‘Look I knew I wasn’t going to be around. So I gave you that name so that you would grow up strong enough to take the hits and fight back,” Domhnall said.

The pair worked together in Unbroken but Jolie expressed a desire to feature in Star Wars with her friend, admitting she’s a big fan of the Sci-Fi flicks.

"I'm personally a Boba Fett fan," she told the Irish actor.

"Well, you make a phone call and I'm pretty sure, Angie, that they'll have you in, in a second,” Domhnall said.

"Can Boba Fett have a missus?" she wondered. "Well, put in a good word for me, then."

Domhnall responded: "Could you imagine?

"'Hey, I'm calling to put in a good word for Angie.' "

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