Sunday 19 November 2017

'I used to watch movies here and now my face is plastered everywhere' - Transformers star Jack Reynor at Savoy premiere

Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

It was a surreal homecoming for actor Jack Reynor as he walked the blue carpet at the Irish premiere of 'Transformers 4: Age of Extinction' at Dublin's Savoy Cinema.

A former Belvedere College student, Reynor recalled wandering down O'Connell Street dreaming of a career on the silver screen.

"I used to walk down this street every day after school and just hope someday I would be able to come here and launch a film at this theatre," he told the Irish Independent.

"And now my face is plastered all over the walls - a lot has happened in four years. It's a really surreal experience."

Reynor has spent the past several weeks traveling the world with his fiancée Madeline Mulqueen as part of the promotional tour for Michael Bay's latest blockbuster. 

"It's been amazing. It's nice having Madeline with me, she's been a great support system," he said.

The action packed film attracted plenty of movie buffs with 2FM's Lottie Ryan, actor Jay Duffy, Aoibhin Garrihy and 'Love/ Hate' actor Laurence Kinlan all in attendance.

"Seeing the Irish turn out and reaction is incredible," Reynor said. "It means a lot that so many people came down. I hope I'm doing them proud."

The film stars Mark Walberg in the lead role of Cade Yeager and Reynor said working alongside him was a memorable experience.

"He's an incredibly dedicated and devoted guy on set and leads from the front."

MTV presenter Laura Whitmore hosted the evening. "It's great seeing Jack do so well," she said.

"He's a lovely guy and extremely grounded - given the level of success he has had."

US-based Dubliner Glenn Keogh also features in the fourth installment of the 'Transformers' franchise.

Reynor will next appear in 'Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Irish Indie 'Glassland'.

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