Barry Keoghan, the 31-year-old Oscar-nominated actor from Dublin, is the latest guest on the viral YouTube series “Hot Ones,” which sees celebrities try out progressively hotter hot sauces while in conversation with host Sean Evans.
Keoghan, who last year landed his first-ever Oscar nomination for his role in the Irish juggernaut "The Banshees of Inisherin," was asked during the segment what distinguishes Irish film crews from American ones.
“The Irish crew are quite - they’re brilliant,” Keoghan gushed.
“Everyone knows each other, everyone’s a cousin of one another, weirdly related.
“But it’s quite intimate.
“Filming in Ireland [for ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’] with Martin McDonagh was quite a moment - it was his first movie in Ireland as well.”
Keoghan, who was raised in Dublin's inner city, went on to talk about the much-hyped Irish scenery that featured in "The Banshees of Inisherin."
“I mean, Ireland doesn’t look like that everywhere," Keoghan admitted. "That’s a special part of Ireland. That looked fake.
“I was even looking around going, where the feck is the leprechauns? I'm gonna meet one now.”
"The Banshees of Inisherin" was famously filmed on Achill Island and the Aran Islands on the west coast of Ireland, indeed some of the country's most spectacular landscapes.
Later in the interview - after Keoghan ditched his jacket, visibly and humorously struggling with the increasing heat of the hot wings - the two chatted about Keoghan's passion for boxing.
Evans asked Keoghan what distinguishes an Irish fighter, and if the Irish actor had any theory as to how Ireland has been able to produce so many world champion boxers.
"It's the culture, isn't it? It's the fighting spirit and the troubles that we went through," Keoghan said before having to pause, amazed by the heat of the hot wings.
He attempted to continue his thoughts but was sidetracked, struggling with the spiciness. "I answered a different question there because I got lost. You were on about Ireland, that's where I'm from."
Evans proceeded to Keoghan why he was banned from a movie theater on Dublin's Parnell Street when he was a youth.
"Ooh," Keoghan replied, smirking, still struggling with the spice. "For being a brat, basically. Running in and trying to watch movies.
"Honestly, you know what I mean? Trying to stop a kid from watching movies?
"You don't know, could be a future Oscar nominee here, just saying," Keoghan said with wide eyes, drawing laughs. "And you took him away from films!"
The ban, however, came full circle when the premiere of his 2021 film "Eternals" was hosted at the same Dublin theatre.