Saturday 20 January 2018

Keoghan follows in Farrell's footsteps

Actor Barry Keoghan, with girlfriend Shona Guerin, said he had learned a lot from Colin Farrell. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
Actor Barry Keoghan, with girlfriend Shona Guerin, said he had learned a lot from Colin Farrell. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Actor Barry Keoghan has revealed he's taking a leaf out of Colin Farrell's book when it comes to cherry-picking movie roles.

The Dublin-born star, who worked with Farrell in 'The Killing of the Sacred Deer', is being tipped as one to watch in Hollywood in 2018.

But the talented thespian (25) insisted that, like the Castleknock star, he is determined not to rush in and accept every movie role that comes his way - and that it has to be the right project for him.

"I'm looking at scripts now and deciding what I want to do next," he said.

"I haven't seen anything that grabs me yet. I don't want to work just for the sake of working. I want to tell stories.

"I take everything into account when it comes to movie roles - like, who's the film maker, what's the story and how's this going to push me forward.

"All those questions get asked but so far nothing has grabbed me."

He described Farrell as a "really great man" and he learnt a lot simply from spending time with him, and admitted his girlfriend Shona Guerin was particularly impressed with the heart-throb actor.

"He's a lovely guy. He didn't necessarily tell me any advice, I don't think great actors tell you things.

"You just learn from them automatically.

"He's so good to everyone around him," he told the Irish Independent.

"He met my girlfriend and she couldn't believe how nice he is. He really makes time for everyone."

Next up for the former 'Love/Hate' star is the inaugural screening of his new movie 'American Animals'.

Based on a true story about an audacious attempted heist, it will receive its world premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival later this month.

Irish Independent

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