Wednesday 19 June 2019

Is Robert Sheehan taking style tips from Hugh Hefner?

Actor Robert Sheehan arrives at the premiere of Screen Gems & Constantin Films' The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones
Actor Robert Sheehan arrives at the premiere of Screen Gems & Constantin Films' The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones
Playboy boss Hugh Hefner is famous for his silk smoking jackets
Robert Sheehan starred as Darren in Love/Hate
(L-R) Actors Kevin Zegers, Jamie Campbell Bower, Lily Collins and Robert Sheehan
Lily Collins
Julianne Hough
Lily Collins and Kevin Zegers
Lily Collins
Jamie Campbell Bower

Laura Butler and Caitlin McBride

THE Love/Hate actor took fashion inspiration from the Playboy publisher at last night's LA premiere of his new film.

IFTA-winner Robert Sheehan certainly doesn't play by anybody else's fashion rules. The quirky actor, who shot to fame as Darren Tracey in RTE smash gangland drama Love/Hate, is making waves in Hollywood and joined a host of young stars for last night's premiere of The Mortal instruments: City of Bones.

And while it marks his biggest movie role to date, Robert isn't sticking to anyone else's red carpet rules. Sheehan wore a paisley printed silk suit, a buttoned up white shirt with a gold chain, and his trademark curly hair was styled neatly.

The Portlaoise native today told of the intense audition process he went through the secure his role in ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’.

He said that the director Harald Zwart didn’t think Rob was geeky enough for the part of bookworm Simon, best friend to female lead Clary, played by Lily Collins.

“The director first thought I might be too ‘cool’ to play a guy who spent his childhood buried in books. I had to convince him, and the producers, that I could be geeky enough. I badgered my way into a screen test in Toronto,” said that 25-year-old, in an interview with this week’s RTE Guide.

Rob, who shocked Irish TV audiences last December when his character Darren on Stuart Carolan’s gangland hit was murdered in the series climax, said that he prepared intensely to land the gig on ‘The Mortal Instruments’.

The movie is due out in the autumn and has been tipped as the next ‘Twilight’ phenomenon.

The Irish heartthrob is signed up to appear in three of the instalments, with the second film scheduled to begin filming in September.

“The powers-that-be had enough faith to green-light it before seeing how the first one fares,” he said.

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