He’s been making waves in Hollywood but Jack Reynor has revealed he’s got his eye on a role closer to home… a cameo in Fair City.
The Transformers star is currently appearing in John Carney’s Sing Street, which will be released in Irish cinemas this week, and said that he prefers working on projects at home rather than in the US.
“It’s always pretty much down to the script and the character. That comes before anything else. But I’ve made five films now and they’ve been with unbelievable Irish filmmakers and I understand the industry here and what it’s about,” he told The Irish Independent.
“I love being home. I live in Ireland so if I’m going to shoot anywhere, ideally it will be in Ireland. The Irish industry is growing and growing at an astounding rate. It’s world class. The writing and the talent coming out is incredible.”
The 24-year-old came to prominence following his performance in Lenny Abrahamson’s What Richard Did and has since teamed up with another leading Irish director, Gerard Barrett, on the haunting Glassland (above).
While he’s due to appear opposite Cate Blanchett and Christian Bale in the upcoming Hollywood remake of The Jungle Book, Reynor admitted that he would love to make an appearance in one of Ireland’s longest running soaps, Fair City.
“I think that would be brilliant, man. I’d love it. Just a small little role. Breeze in, cause a bit of mayhem you know, pull a few pints behind the bar. A bit of drama and be gone again.”
“A couple of friends of mine have worked on Fair City and it’s a fantastic show with so much Irish talent from the Dublin stage, some legendary names there, it would be a great opportunity. I mean, it’s probably not going to happen anytime soon but who knows?”
We’d love to see him behind the bar in McCoys!