Robert talks about his Hollywood dreams and reveals to Herald.ie that he’d love to work with Christopher Nolan. Check out the full interview:
He’s currently trying to crack Tinseltown, and Robbie Sheehan has big dreams for his Hollywood quest.
The Love/Hate actor has revealed that he wants to work with Batman director Christopher Nolan.
“I have my eye on a lot of directors,” he admitted.
Robbie recounted a “bizarre” almost-encounter with one of his dream directors as he prepared to fly home to Ireland.
“I was listening to a podcast and the host introduced Christopher Nolan and I looked up and he was right beside me,” he said.
“I started giggling uncontrollably, but he was with his family so I didn’t want to say anything.”
Robbie’s time in the States has seen him star in an indie flick and land a role in a sci-fi movie alongside Gerard Butler, Ed Harris and Andy Garcia.
But the Misfits star doesn’t want to be pigeon-holed.
“I’m just changing it up all of the time. I think it’s sort of a product of my restless nature,” he said.
“If tomorrow they said ‘Hey, you want to do this big movie?’ and it was good it certainly wouldn’t deter me.”
Robert attended the Jameson Empire Awards 2015 – Drinks Reception last night. We’ve updated our photo gallery with a photo from the event.
Robert met with Eoghan Doherty, from Joe.ie, to talk about “The Road Within” after its premiere last week. Watch it below:
RTÉ TEN’s Sinead Brennan sat down with Robert Sheehan for a chat about life in Los Angeles and to find out more about his new film The Road Within following its premiere at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.
Robert was back in Ireland for the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival this week, and the website Entertainment.ie managed to get a quick chat in with him.
Playing a Tourette’s sufferer who leaves his treatment facility to scatter his mother’s ashes near the ocean, Sheehan is joined on his journey by OCD patient, Dev Patel, and the anorexic Zoe Kravitz. Not exactly what you’d call your standard role, so there’s no better place to begin.
What drew you to the film, seeing as it’s not a particularly easy role to pull off?
Firstly, the script was just very, very good, and of course the character was so appealing. It’s interesting to find a protagonist who is really an outsider, looking in, yet still not the strong silent type.
With such a tough subject matter, how did you prepare for the role?
I had a good amount of time to prepare, and in that time I got to hang out with people who have Tourette’s. I had a key guy in LA, Jackson, and a key girl in London, Ruth. The first time I met Ruth was at a Tourette’s support group. I arrived a little late, she went ‘You must be Rob, are you here for the meeting?’ so I said nice to meet you, and she goes ‘fuck you, to be sure’ as she threw her middle fingers up at me. So I was learning things from the word go.