Robert Sheehan shares some interesting things about his exciting upcoming film The Messenger in October’s issue of SFX Magazine. We have added the interview to our photo gallery in HQ:
The Messenger will be in cinemas on September 25, 2015 (UK)
So So Gay: The War of the Roses sounds like an epic production to be a part of, so this is probably obvious but what attracted you to the project?
Robert: It’s epic-ness. And the chance to work under Trevor ‘The Wizard’ Nunn. He’s very much the Gandalf of the boards.
Do you still get first day rehearsal nerves?
Yes, when Trevor clasped me by the hand that first day, more than a drop or two of pee came out. Now I wear a nappy to work.
You’ve recently filmed The Messenger with Joely Richardson, and now she’s your co-star in this production. How did that come about?
She was desperate to work with me again, and so she signed up when she heard I was doing it.
Have you tackled any Shakespeare before? Do you approach it differently to other stage work?
Nope. It’s all terrifying.
We know you best from Misfits, which we mourn over daily, especially because you were our favourite character – don’t tell the others. What was it like to be in such an iconic TV series? Did you have any idea how popular it would become?
I had no idea of it’s future popularity. It wasn’t iconic yet when I was working on it, but yes, it was great times – endless fun to make.
Are you still in contact with any of your co-stars?
Yes, I go through all their bins regularly.
Are you anything like Nathan in real life?
Similar hygiene levels.
Nathan became an unlikely sex symbol, do you think that boils down to your good old Irish charm?
Yes, and I’m hung like a horse.
Your CV is more television/film heavy. Is this latest project a deliberate move to do more theatre?
Yes, and after this I’m going to be focusing on producing my reggae hip-hopera.
Are there any roles you’d love to play on stage?
What set you onto the path of acting in the first place?
An innate urge to show off.
What does the rest of your year have in store other than The War of the Roses?
I’m making a movie with Dustin Lance Black, also starring Hailee Steinfeld called THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. Beautiful script.
And finally, if you could have any of the super powers from the Misfits gang in real life, which one would you want and why?
Flight. Reason: laziness.
The official trailer for Moonwalkers has just landed! The film stars Robert Sheehan, Rupert Grint and Ron Perlman. Japan will be the first ones to see the comedy, it will release in cinemas on November 14th.
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Article: ‘I got my next film role for being a talker, not a sex symbol’
Elaine McCahill | 19/08/2015
The Laois native is set to play the lead in new romantic drama The Statistical Probability of Love of at First Sight opposite Hailee Steinfeld.
It will be written and directed by Dustin Lance Black, whose credits include Milk and J Edgar.
“One of the reasons Dustin cast me was because I like to talk a lot,” he laughed.
“I don’t think the whole sex symbol bit was very high on the list of priorities but it’s funny that people think of me that way,” he told the Herald.
The film follows Hadley – played by Steinfeld – over 24 hours as she heads to her dad’s second wedding.
Things take a turn for the better when she meets a British guy, played by Sheehan, and sparks fly.
Sheehan says the film has a “far more sober approach” to love than other teenage movies.
“There are two people who are incredibly suspicious of the effects of love but find themselves hurtling towards it all the same,” he said.
“It’s a far more sober approach to love than some of the Young Adult stuff that’s come out over the last few years – a lot of it is very fantastical and sensational.
“Finding a project that doesn’t bore me to tears is hard and this is just fantastic,” he added.
The 27-year-old is currently in rehearsals for an exciting production inspired by Shakespeare’s plays.
The former Love/Hate star has been cast in The War of the Roses at the Rose Theatre, Kingston Upon Thames in London.
The production is a trilogy of plays adapted from Shakespeare’s quartet of history plays – Henry VI Parts I, II and III, and Richard III.
“It’s really exciting to back doing theatre, it’s been several years since I’ve been on stage,” he said.
“It’s a more pure, simplistic form of acting where the actor has more authority.
There’s a lot of fight choreography so we’ve been swishing swords about quite a bit which has been fun.
“It can be hard to remember the steps but it’s great once you’re confident and know you’re not going to chop someone’s finger off,” he said.
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