Brian Tyree Henry on working with Barry Keoghan on Marvel's upcoming epic The Eternals 6 months ago

Brian Tyree Henry on working with Barry Keoghan on Marvel's upcoming epic The Eternals

The Irish actor is a part of what could well be Marvel's biggest movie to date.

In the run-up to the release of Godzilla VS Kong, we were lucky enough to chat to some of the cast of the epic monster mash.


Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) and Julian Dennison (The Hunt for the Wilderpeople) talk to us at length about the huge blockbuster, including which of the three previous MonsterVerse movies - Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters - is their favourite, and how they reacted to the introduction of a particular character who will become an instant fan-favourite.

However, while we had the opportunity, we had to ask Henry about working with our own Barry Keoghan on Marvel's upcoming sci-fi adventure The Eternals.

The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilisations, will see Marvel spread out even further across space and time than ever before in the MCU.

And it features a very impressive cast: Angelina Jolie (Wanted), Richard Madden (Bodyguard), Salma Hayek (Desperado), Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), as well as Henry and Keoghan.

When we chatted to Henry, we asked if he and Barry had any scenes together in the new Marvel movie and how he found it working with the much-loved Irish actor:

"Barry and I got very close filming,"he said.

"He is so incredible, and just one of the best experiences I've ever had in my life. He is just there to play and have fun.

"And, y'know, he is truly, truly a masterclass already. To be so young, he is already, he is locked in, but he is also willing to learn. And I found that, doing the same kind of thing I was doing with Julian, they became my family.

"There was just something about Barry, he is just a great spirit. Julian is the same way. I need to either move to New Zealand or to Ireland, because I swear, man, just some of the biggest hearts I've ever seen, and just so much fun. He's great."


Marvel's The Eternals is currently due for release in Irish cinemas in November 2021.

The movie premiere of Godzilla vs. Kong will be available to rent at home right now.

Clip via WB UK & Ireland