The very first press video for Moonwalkers with Robert Sheehan and Rupert Grint has been released today courtesy of KTNV. Watch the lovely lads together again in the interview below:
Video: New “Moonwalkers” Clip! + Release Information for Wilde Stories + More Fault Magazine outtakes!
While we wait for Moonwalkers to release; (this Friday in US cinemas, iTunes & Netflix!) a new clip has been released as well for US viewers. It’s restricted for 18 years and older. (Contains drug references)
In other news – Rob has lent his beautiful Irish voice for Wilde Stories. If you haven’t heard the demo reading of ‘High Above the City‘ yet; it has been re-released on Audioboom (see below). We can expect the full reading of Rob’s soothing narration of Oscar Wilde’s book The Happy Prince sometime in May with events also attached!
Wilde Stories will create a radio broadcast series complete with readings of Wilde’s fairytales and commentary on Wilde’s life works narrated by Robert Sheehan, as well as an original suite of music written by Michael Gallen and a series of artworks by Felicity Clear. Michael’s work will be performed by the RTE Concert Orchestra and Cor na nOg.
Photography: Joseph Sinclair
Styling: Krishan Parmar
As it draws closer to the release of Rob’s newest comedy film Moonwalkers in the US, iTunes have added some great new information to their store. When you pre-order the film from iTunes, it will come bundled with amazing extras including deleted scenes, exclusive stills, filmmakers favourite scenes, a copy of the shooting script, cast interviews and more! Moonwalkers will also release on Netflix and in cinemas across the US on 15 January. And if you’re one of those fans who prefer to own hard copies – you’ll be happy to know the film is available to pre-order on DVD and Blu-Ray right now on Amazon, ready on your doorstep as soon as 23 February! For anyone outside of the US, you can check out our last Moonwalkers post that includes release date information in other countries.
In addition to our last [birthday] post, we have a new interview and gorgeous photoshoot released today to share with you! (What a lovely surprise for his fans on his birthday!) In Issue 22 of Fault Magazine, Robert discusses his new upcoming film Jet Trash.
Irish actor Robert Sheehan brings an air of tragedy to every part that he plays. Now he’s touching new grounds and has taken on the role of auteur as well as actor in his upcoming production ‘Jet Trash.’ Prior to that, you’ve seen him deliver compelling and dynamic performance in ‘The Road Within,’ where he plays a young man with Tourette’s syndrome, proving his versatility once more. His latest release,
‘The Messenger,’ sees Sheehan as a wayward character, a bit homeless looking, who shows up at people’s funerals and talks to dead people. There wasn’t too much debate on who else would’ve been a more suitable fit. After going back into theatre for ‘The Wars Of The Roses,’ we caught up with the Irish actor and it’s safe to say that his excitable, charming, yet compelling, and substantial characters aren’t a far cry from the real deal.
Now you’ve taken on the role of auteur as well as actor in ‘Jet Trash.’ This was your first time producing and building something from the ground up. How was the whole process for you?
All in all, it’s been about a two and a half year experience. Andy Brunskill, who’s the main producer, came to my agent with a treatment of about 15 pages and said ‘Would Rob like to come on as an actor but also as a producer?’ And for over six to 12 months we commissioned a writer to do the script, who was actually the writer of the book that ‘Jet Trash’ is based on. Initially, we weren’t too happy with it and had to transform it into a more complex body of work. That was a brilliant experience because it was the director, Charlie, and myself sitting in my kitchen until five or six in the morning, managing sections of the script. Afterwards, we all went out to film in India for five weeks and had this sort of chaotic experience. It was something that we’ve been developing and growing for a year and a half and all of a sudden, we had all these people helping us make it. It wasn’t without it’s chaos but it was a really joyous experience.
Photography: Joseph Sinclair
Styling: Krishan Parmar
Since you were so heavily involved in it, did you manage to keep any sort of objectivity?
I don’t think so, no. The only way you can improve it, particularly in post-production is to keep watching different manifestations of it, take notes, see what bits stuck with you most and then fight for those bits. I was in LA, so I was watching cuts of the film digitally, taking notes and then comparing the notes to the last thing. I was trying my best to have objectivity, but, by definition, you can’t because you’re so close to it. You feel loyal to bits that might not entirely work. But you get better at it; you learn to kill your smaller babies in order to save the bigger babies.
Of all the roles that you’ve played, which one do you reckon was the one that you could relate to most?
I think in my early 20s, I was more like the character Lee in ‘Jet Trash.’ Not as selfish as him, but I was always trying to be the life and soul of the party and absolutely craved human company. But I was a decent kind of person who was doing stuff kind of hair-brained. I’ve mellowed out to some extent in my old age.
What’s your FAULT?
My biggest fault is the ability to forget everything that’s not in front of my face. If someone’s not getting me to focus, it just goes clean out of my head.
Find the whole interview and photoshoot exclusively inside FAULT 22. [Order]