Monday 23 April 2018

Treat for film fans as Jackass tricksters hit town

'Jackass' stars at the Irish premiere of 'Jackass 3D' at Cineworld, Parnell Street, Dublin, last night
'Jackass' stars at the Irish premiere of 'Jackass 3D' at Cineworld, Parnell Street, Dublin, last night
'Jackass' during filming in Temple Bar, Dublin, yesterday
Allison Bray

Allison Bray

EVERY day is Halloween as far as the cast of the hit MTV show 'Jackass' is concerned.

The madcap daredevils, were in Dublin last night to attend the Irish premiere of 'Jackass 3D' at the Cineworld Cinema.

And they think nothing of dressing up in crazy costumes as they go about their 'normal' day-to-day business -- like being chased up a hydro pole by an apparently rabid dog.

"I didn't even know it was Halloween. I just dress like this normally," said 'Jackass' frontman Johnny Knoxville, right, as he strutted up the red carpet in a purple velvet pirate's costume.

Sporting a leprechaun's outfit complete with corncob pipe, his sidekick Jason "Wee Man" Acuna says he no longer gets stares when he walks down the street in his own wacky finery.

"People are used to it. This is my kit," he said.

The cast, along with producer Spike Jonze and director Jeff Tremaine, spent the day in Temple Bar yesterday, filming, drinking and trying not to get injured.

"I almost got my teeth knocked out," Mr Knoxville proudly revealed of a near-miss outside O'Donoghue's pub yesterday.

"Two people ran by me as I sat my beer down and the camera man almost glassed my face. It didn't hurt but that could have been real bad," he joked.

But avoiding death and grievous bodily harm is all in a day's work for the star of the long-running stunt series on his first visit to Ireland.

"It's great to be in Ireland," he said. "People recognise us in the streets -- so that feels good."

The three-dimensional film, which took in more than $50m (€35.8m) on its opening weekend in the US, opens across Ireland on November 5.

Irish Independent

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