From “Love/Hate” to Hollywood an interview with Robert Sheehan


When asked if there are any actors or directors that he would like to work with in the future, Sheehan keeps it Irish when revealing his list.

‘Oh God, there are too many to name! There are so many people....but do you know who I met lately who I thought was a really interesting guy? John Michael McDonagh (writer/director of  Ireland’s biggest comedy last year, The Guard) so I would love to do something with him in the future...I like everything he is doing and just think he is an incredible writer and director. In acting...I have always loved the work of Cillian Murphy..I think he is a really great actor and has had an interesting career. He is a real believer in looking inside yourself when playing a character and has flourished playing strange, outsider sort of characters that are great to watch. He relishes playing them and I relish him relishing them! I actually seen him perform on stage recently enough and am just like a little girl when it comes to him....’Oh Cillian can I buy you a drink?’...can I comb your hair?!’’

Sheehan has not ruled out the possibility of returning to the stage himself in the near future, a move that would indeed elate many Irish theatre lovers in New York City.

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‘Theatre is a really great experience, a really addictive buzz. I did Playboy of the Western World in the Old Vic in London and loved it. It’s great having a crowd there and that was the Quintessential Irish play, the mothership of Irish theatre. I was actually on stage last Sunday too in Ireland in Vicar Street for Front Line Defenders, headed by Martin Sheen,  where actors gave a collection of readings from people who have fought to defend human rights. It was a great cause and a great night so yeah I love the theatre. I think I could become something of a stage whore!’

It may be hard to believe given the large body of work that Robert Sheehan has contributed in his 24 years but the young actor actually does get time off and states that he loves to travel when he can.

‘I just love travelling, I love going to different corners of the earth and figuring out as much as I can about this crazy world’.

Sheehan states that there will be a fourth season of Love/Hate but remains tight-lipped about whether or not he will be in it as his character’s fate looks precariously bleak. The finale of Love/Hate will air this Sunday and The Mortal Instruments: The City of Bones is slated for a 2013 release with Sheehan starring alongside fellow Irishman Jonathan Rhys Meyers. 
Here’s the trailer for  “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”:

Originally published in December 2012.