Barry Keoghan reveals what he learned from Colin Farrell on set

The pair both worked on The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

Barry Keoghan and Shona Guerin
Barry Keoghan and Shona Guerin

Barry Keoghan has gone from strength to strength in terms of powerful roles.

His standout roles include parts in Love/Hate and ’71 to Dunkirk and his new film The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

The actor worked alongside big names such a Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in the film and reveals he learned a lot from the stars, but not what you might expect him to learn.

When asked about what he learned working alongside fellow Irishman Colin Farrell, the young actor said it’s a question he gets a lot.

“I did to be honest,” Barry told Film 4.

Barry Keoghan

“People go, ‘did he teach you any acting tips’ or anything like that. It’s not that what I learned, I learned about mannerisms and how to be polite to people on set.

“Colin and Nicole taught me that, you know.”

The film, which focuses on a charismatic surgeon, Steven (Colin Farrell), who is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behaviour of a teenage boy (Barry Keoghan) he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

Barry, who recently turned twenty-five also told Film 4 about how he prepared for the complex role.

“I watched a lot of kids and documentaries to see how kids behave on camera. They are not aware of the camera. They are very present, and I thought, Martin needs to be present and say things without any attachment.” he explained.

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