Kevin Dillon wants G-Mac cameo in Entourage movie
ACTOR Kevin Dillon is hoping his Irish golfing hero Graeme McDowell will make a cameo in the forthcoming ‘Entourage’ movie.
The 47-year-old, who played Johnny Drama in HBO’s hit series, is a keen golfer and is spending this week touring around Ireland to take on some of the most challenging courses in the country.
Dillon, whose ancestral roots trace back to counties Cork and Leitrim, told the Irish Independent that as both a fan of McDowell, he’d love to see the US Open champion feature in a scene on ‘Entourage: The Movie’, which was green lit earlier this year.
McDowell was expected to appear in the final season of ‘Entourage’, but his scene was cut.
If he signs up to feature in the film version of the show, he will join a host of well known names from the sporting world, including Michael Phelps, Mike Tyson and Phil Mickelson. It was Dillon who secured Mickelson’s spot on the show.
“I literally saw Phil on the golf course one day and asked him would he do a cameo and it was great that he did,” Dillon said.
“Graeme hasn’t been in it yet, but he did come out to the set after he won the US Open. Himself and Doug [Ellin] have become really good friends too, and everyone loves him.
“You’d have to run the idea by Doug, but any time you’ve an idea like that he’s open to it.”
Dillon, who was speaking at the launch of the Budweiser Dream Job campaign in Dublin yesterday, said that he has received a lot more attention in the capital compared to his last visit to Irish shores.
“I think ‘Entourage’ came late to Ireland so it hasn’t been as quiet for me this time around. Last time I slipped in under the radar, it was really nice to be able to sneak around.
“Temple Bar over the weekend was a little rough because there were a lot of college students out, but the Irish are very friendly so it wasn’t a problem.”
The US star will travel the west coast of Ireland for the remainder of the week with his brother Tim and will tee off in the likes of La Hinch and Doonbeg, in Clare.
“You guys have tough golf courses here, proper links courses. I got to play Portmarnock over the weekend – my dad actually has three paintings hanging there – and it was tough.
“We’re heading over to the west for the rest of the week and I’ve never been there, so looking forward to that.”
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The four runner-up finalists will each receive an equipment bursary of €2,000.
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