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Exclusive! Liam Cunningham tells us about crazy fan experience: “I felt like I was in One Direction!”

The Irish actor has the ladies falling at his feet...

Liam at the premiere last night |Brian McEvoy
Liam at the premiere last night |Brian McEvoy

He’s admitted playing Davos Seaworth in epic HBO show Game of Thrones has been a game changer for him, and now Liam Cunningham has opened up about a super fan experience that left him feeling like a member of the world’s most famous boyband.

VIP met the top actor at the premiere of his new movie Pursuit last night in the IMC cinema, Tallaght, in which he plays Fionn mac Cumhaill in a modern telling of the classic Irish legend of Diarmuid and Grainne, also starring Brendan Gleeson and Ruth Bradley and directed by Paul Mercier.

At the red carpet event, attended by President Michael D. Higgins, Liam told us about how being involved with the global phenomenon G.O.T has changed his life.

Actor Liam Cunningham,Sabina Higgins , president Michael D Higgins ,Actree Ruth Bradley and Director Anne Gately  at the Skoda  Dublin premiere of Irish car-chase movie, ‘Pursuit’ at the Imc Cinema in Tallaght Dublin Pic| Brian McEvoy
Actor Liam Cunningham, Sabina Higgins, President Michael D Higgins, Actress Ruth Bradley and Producer Anne Gately at the Skoda Dublin premiere of Irish car-chase movie, ‘Pursuit’ at the Imc Cinema in Tallaght Dublin
Pic| Brian McEvoy

“It’s worldwide recognition. I’ve had to run out of a few places after fans of the show mobbed the place,” he said. “I was in São Paulo and I had a girl faint in front of me at a signing.

“It just feels like you’re in One Direction or something! It’s not something I think I could live with all the time. The fame thing has never really interested me.”

Liam is a popular character in Game of Thrones
Liam is a popular character in Game of Thrones

He revealed that filming for the next series of the tv hit took place in July and shooting continues next week after a short break with “huge things” in the pipeline.

Meanwhile, Liam was at the Venice Film Festival earlier this week for upcoming flick The Childhood Of A Leader, Brady Corbet’s exploration of the creation of a dictator. The film, described as ambitious and experimental, also features Robert Pattinson, and is playing in the festival’s Horizons competition for new discoveries.

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