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Nicole Kidman does not approve of Dublin actor Barry Keoghan's passion for boxing

The actress said that her maternal instincts are the reason why she doesn’t want him to box.

PastedImage-78191 Source: Hollywood Reporter

AFTER RECENTLY MAKING it to Variety’s top 10 actors to watch for 2017, things have been going pretty well for Dubliner Barry Keoghan.

From his humble beginnings as the Cat Killer in Love/Hate, to cinemas across the world with his significant role in Dunkirk, Barry has been very busy. In November his latest movie with Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ is set to release.

Variety were right, we all definitely need to keep an eye on him because he’s got very big things coming his way.

Ahead of the release of The Killing of a Sacred Deer he was interviewed with his co-stars Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman as well as director Yorgos Lanthimos.

Colin and Barry were asked by the Hollywood Reporter what the most quintessentially Irish thing about themselves was, or what their most Irish habit was.

Colin Farrell seemed to be waiting for this question since birth. Coolly and without hesitation, he responded “Melancholy. For me, anyway.”


Farrell then commented that Keoghan has “a good bit of fight in him.”

Kidman’s mammy instincts kicked in and she immediately voiced her disapproval.

Which I am very opposed to. My maternal instincts are like ‘don’t!’, I’m very worried about the hits to the head! I don’t want him to get hits to the head.

Colin interjected with “But it’s his dream, so…” and Barry added ‘That’s it.”

weighing in

Nicole insisted:

We all have dreams and some of them can’t be realised. He will never listen to me. He’s also going to get down to 60kgs which I feel is too light.

The interviewer asked Barry when his first fight was scheduled and he told her it was at the end of September, before giving Irish broadcaster TG4 a shout out.

You can watch the interview here.

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