Wise Words from Irish Stars – St. Patrick’s Day

“I see the world through Irish eyes, and they are smiling.” – Denise Morrison

St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend, therefore MAX Agency is showcasing quotes about acting from the famous Irish actors in Hollywood!

Saoirse Ronan
The Telegraph

“The written word can be powerful and beautiful – but films transport us to another place in a way that even the most evocative words never can.”

Colin Farrell
Variety

“Anything that’s different from your own realm of experience as a human being, whether it’s driving a car or a boat, or using guns, anything that separates you from yourself and leads you more towards this character’s existence is a big help.”

Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Hollywood Reporter

“The hardest part about acting is realizing it doesn’t matter.”

Cillian Murphy
Esquire

“The best roles you have to fight for. You have to really want to do it and you have to go after it.”

Pierce Brosnan
The Telegraph

“You can get totally messed up trying to please everyone with what you do, but ultimately, you have to please yourself.”

Liam Neeson
Photo by Coldrey James/action press/REX/Shutterstock

“Acting with creatures that aren’t there is kind like acting with an actor who refuses to come out of his trailer. You still have to go on and do the scene.”

Michael Fassbender
The Tracking Board

“Why not provoke some thought and get people talking about things? I like characters that are flawed because we all are. When people break up in a script, you think, Oh, right, there must be tears shed here. But maybe the fact of the matter is that they’re both laughing.”

Robert Sheehan

“I’ve been largely undecided about everything for most of my life. I can barely commit to a phone bill… Somewhere along the line it has become my career due to continuing work.”

Daniel Day-Lewis
IndieWire

“I suppose I have a highly developed capacity for self-delusion, so it’s no problem for me to believe that I’m somebody else!”

Domhnall Gleeson
Cosmopolitan

“I’ve gotten work based on how I look, and I’ve not gotten work based on how I look. It’s all good.”

Maria Doyle Kennedy
Vision TV

“The best thing anybody ever told me about acting – and I think it’s probably true for life, generally – is listen. You’ve really got to watch, and you’ve really got to listen. Not see and hear.”

Jamie Dornan
The Times

“I want to keep an element of myself in every character I play. And maybe that’s connected to finding something that you like in every character. Maybe they coincide.”

Katie McGrath
Variety

“I do keep getting these bad girl roles. The funny thing is that, honestly, I don’t think I’m believable as these aristocratic mean girls. But I do love playing them.”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Who’s your favourite Irish star?

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