Kevin Spacey has said that of all the places he has been in the world, it is Ireland where people really know how to have a good time.
He worked in Ireland in 2000 when he filmed the movie Ordinary Decent Criminals by Dublin born director Thaddeus O’Sullivan.
Spacey spent some time in Ireland with his friend and fellow Hollywood star Colin Farrell.
At the time, Farrell was a fledgling actor but Spacey had seen him performing in a play in London and was so impressed that he convinced O’Sullivan to give him a role in Ordinary Decent Criminals.
The House of Cards star told the Irish Sun: “God that’s a long time ago but I just remember worshipping the atmosphere, the history, and of course drinking in the company of the world’s finest drinkers.
“Who wouldn’t have an absolute ball there? It’s mandatory.”
Spacey also revealed that he would love to work in Ireland again if the right opportunity came up.
He said: “I love Ireland, so any chance I get to work there again I’ll grab it with both hands. It was a fantastic experience and I’d love to come back and work there again soon.”
There had been talk of Spacey appearing in a biopic of Sean Quinn, the Irish billionaire who went bankrupt in 2011. However, it seems unlikely to come to fruition.
It would be great to see the Usual Suspects actor come back to film in Ireland. Hopefully that right part will come up sooner rather than later.