Colin Farrell said he was delighted to return home to Ireland for his latest film, The Banshees of Inisherin, and admits it was a dream come true to reunite with his In Bruges co-star Brendan Gleeson and director Martin McDonagh.
The highly anticipated upcoming dark comedy-drama, which was filmed on location in Inishmore on the Aran Islands and Achill Island in County Mayo, reunites the two Dublin actors for the first time in fourteen years.
Speaking on Friday late show, the 45-year-old star said he was delighted to land a gig that would allow him to return to the Emerald Isle.
“It turned out that once every three or four years I come home and shoot something. It’s not by design, but just by luck and coincidence,” he said. declared.
“I come home every year but for a week or two to catch up with everyone, but to come home and spend two or three months here, mostly on something I loved, with someone I loved. love, and also Martin, who I know well at this stage, was brilliant,” he added.
Farrell said he couldn’t believe it had been fourteen years since the 2008 gangster comedy, In Brugge, become a cult classic.
“It’s been fourteen years since In Brugge but it felt like yesterday. I didn’t feel like it was fourteen years ago, other than the pain in my knees and hips,” he laughed.
Brendan Gleeson admits there was confusion over how to market the film when it was released over a decade ago, and said it wasn’t until the film arrived in the United States that it “took cult status” after a slow start elsewhere.
“When something is unique, there’s no genre you can put it in and just say it’s what it is…, so it kind of slowly happened. Even in Britain , that didn’t happen,” he explained.
“Then he went to the States and suddenly an undercurrent started and then they brought him back to cinemas and gave him another try. Word of mouth helped him become a cult. He has a very particular niche,” he said.
At the tip of Oscar, The Banshees of Inisherin, which also stars Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan, hits theaters on Friday, October 21.
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You can see Colin and Brendan’s full interview on the RTÉ Player