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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Robert's f@&#ing great in new movie

Love/Hate's Robert Sheehan is the toast of Hollywood after receiving rave reviews for his new movie.

The acclaimed actor, who played gangster Darren in the RTE series, made a big impact at the recent LA Film festival for the premiere of his latest flick 'The Road Within'.

The 25-year-old plays a man with Tourette's Syndrome for the role, which sees him joining forces with Lenny Kravitz's daughter Zoe alongside 'Slumdog Millionaire' star Dev Patel.

And initial reviews have paid tribute to his talent, saying: "He does an amazing job, not just with the American accent but with capturing the physical manifestations of the ailment."

Portlaoise native Sheehan immersed himself in the role to make sure he did it justice and even moved in with a Tourette's sufferer to mimic their mannerisms.

He said: "There was one guy in particular called Jackman Kramer who was a very, very sweet, lovely man who has Tourette's Syndrome and we lived together in the Spring of 2013 for about two weeks in a house. I had people to tell me what it is to have Tourettes Syndrome."

And the former 'Misfits' star admitted that taking on such a role was "terrifying."

"It could be either the best or worst performance of my career," he continued.

TOURETTES

Set in America but filmed in the Indian resort of Goa, the movie tells the story of Vincent, played by Sheehan, who breaks out of a residential home with his OCD room-mate played by Patel.

They're joined by an anorexia sufferer, namely Kravitz, as they embark on a mission to bring his mother's ashes to the ocean.

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