The Financial Times has produced a short film called "Hard Border" featuring the actor.
"Hard Border" written by Clare Dwyer Hogg explores the impact of Brexit and the uncertainty of the future of the Irish border.
The short, which stars Belfast-born actor Stephen Rea, opens with a poignant line targeting British politician Jacob Rees-Mogg.
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‘Jacob Rees-Mogg you're right. You don't need to visit the border... you need to have lived here.’
Belfast-born actor Stephen Rea explores the real impact of Brexit and the uncertainty of the future of the Irish border in a short film written by Clare Dwyer Hogg. pic.twitter.com/y5fajE3dbz— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) September 21, 2018
"When the border was no man's land - neither your land or my land....because you do not like to think it's a problem, it doesn't mean it vanishes," the actor states.
"Just because you have said the problem is imaginary, it doesn't disappear the thread of reality," he continues.
In the picture, Oscar-nominated actor Rea seems to channel poet Seamus Heaney as he speaks into the camera posing questions about the implication of Brexit on the border.
"There's a lot of chat about imagination when people talk of the border- The Irish one, you know: Between the northern part And the southern part, And what keeps them apart, Stone or moss, Hard or soft. You hear these things through airwaves And screen And wonder what they mean. Boris Johnson took a notion that our border was just like his. Donegal, Derry, Camden, and Islington. What's the difference?"
He criticizes the "collection of words" and "politicians struggling to grasp the ungrabbable".
He continues, "We're knee deep in philosophy here, trapped in other people's boundaries. Yet to me it feels quite real: roads that start here and end there, somehow allowing a wound to heal."
Rea references Good Friday and his people's "hope that by digging out old roots, the grass would grow over lines drawn in war rooms."
"And even though we would all know when we drove from one political sphere to the next, we would know but the earth would not."
Rea calls out Arlene Foster, among other nameless politicians, reminding her of the confusion she is causing and how the uncertainty is impacting identity.
"We live here and we're holding our breath again because we know that chance and hope come in forms like steam and smoke," he concludes.