Domhnall Gleeson on why he doesn't want to get kicked in the balls by kids in Dublin
The Irish actor also chatted about his comedy skits and films he'd love to star in. Gent.
In terms of a busy year, very few actors could say that they had more on their plate than the incredibly talented Domhnall Gleeson. Aside from almost going hopping mad in Peter Rabbit - relax, his character is a nice guy that's pushed to his limit when Peter (James Corden) and his furry friends arrive - the Dubliner has been one of the most in-demand actors in recent memory.
Over the last 12 months, Gleeson has starred in American Made, Mother! A Stupid and Futile Gesture, Goodbye Christopher Robin and a tiny film called Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi to name just a few of the films that featured the talented actor. After such a busy period, you wouldn't blame him if he wanted to put his feet up and relax. Well, just like his character in Peter Rabbit, he's doing the exact opposite.
If you ever wondered what Gleeson would be like if he mixed Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons with The Wet Bandits in Home Alone, Peter Rabbit is for you!
Granted, that character description isn't exactly what you would expect from an adaptation of Beatrix Potter's beloved novels, but when JOE caught up with the actor, he was happy to discuss their influence on his latest character.
We also got an update on his new film with Lenny Abrahamson (The Little Stranger), why he doesn't want little kids in Dublin to go around "kicking him in the balls" after playing a few 'scary' characters and just how surprised he was to learn that John Hamm was a fan of his X-Men 'audition' from Your Bad Self.
Any chance that he could be the latest star to take on a famous comic-book role?
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Since establishing himself as one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood, Gleeson has worked with some of the best directors in the business such as; the Coen Brothers, Alex Garland, John Michael McDonagh, Alejandro Iñárritu and Darren Aronofsky to name but a few.
This being said, the star of Harry Potter and Star Wars franchises still has a few films/directors that he would love to work with. Who wouldn't love to see Gleeson working with his dad in Paddington 3 or a reunion with Martin McDonagh? After all, their short-film, Six-Shooter, did win an Oscar.
Whatever films Gleeson decides to star in next, we're certain that his star will continue to rise.
Peter Rabbit is released in Irish cinemas on March 16th. Here's a look at what's in store.
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