The Mrs Brown’s Boys movie sequel could be under threat because of Brexit according to Brendan O’Carroll.
The Irish funnyman revealed that the follow-up to his hit movie is in jeopardy because of financial plans made before Brexit are now worth 20% less. O’Carroll explained: “The likelihood was always there – the main problem is Brexit.
“Budgets that were set for movies, set in sterling, are now worth 20% less. It’s hard to get cast and crew to work for 20% less because Britain decided to f**k off.
“There was always planning in place for a second movie but there are hoops you have to jump through.
“They want to see the script, to see if it’s going to be a decent movie, they want to see the figures for the last movie to see if it was a success.
“Then they make an offer and there’s ins and outs.”
O’Carroll was speaking at the glamorous IFTA Awards ceremony, where he picked up a gong for the Best Male Performance for his role as Agnes Brown.
Fans around the world will be hoping the sequel to Mrs Brown will get the go-ahead. The first movie was a huge success and in terms of return on investment, it was comparable to the latest instalment in the James Bond franchise Spectre.
O’Carroll said: “The movie took in €40 million. Percentage wise, and this is what I was told by Universal, it was more profitable than James Bond.
“I wouldn’t make it anywhere else other than Ireland. A lot TV series that make movies tend to take the cast somewhere else – like why don’t we all go to America for the laugh.”
He also revealed he is currently collaborating on a script with US comedian Tyler Perry.
“Tyler Perry and I are talking about making a Mrs Brown and Madea movie – Mrs Brown goes to meet the other Brown family, who she thinks are white,” he said.
“And Madea thinks they’re black – she thinks Ireland is like Jamaica.
“We’re working on a script. It’s been great fun – he’s a great guy to work with.”