Monday 20 November 2017

Hollywood star Paul Rudd jets in to join Chris O'Dowd in Moone Boy finale

Nick Murphy, Paul Rudd and Chris O'Dowd on set of Moone Boy
Nick Murphy, Paul Rudd and Chris O'Dowd on set of Moone Boy
Tina Fey (L) and Paul Rudd

Hollywood star Paul Rudd will join Chris O’Dowd on hit TV show Moone Boy.

The American actor (45), who is best known for his role as Brian Fantana in the Anchorman movies, is set to make his debut in next Monday’s season finale.

Chris (35), who is both the creator and star of the popular Sky 1 show, used social media to let fans in on the exciting news.

“Series finale of Moone Boy this Monday on @sky1. Do we have a guest star? Someone as brilliant as Paul Rudd maybe?!” he tweeted.

Later in the day, the dad-of-one confirmed that the Hollywood heartthrob will make an appearance and shared a picture of himself and the show’s co-writer Nick Vincent Murphy with Rudd on the set of the award-winning comedy in Chris’s hometown of Boyle, Co Roscommon.

Accompanying the image, Chris wrote, “No foolin’ folks, here’s me, @nickvmurphy and himself on the #MooneBoy set, naked from the waist down. #PaulRudd.”

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Tina Fey (L) and Paul Rudd

While his appearance is confirmed, it is not yet known what part Rudd will play in the comedy.

Despite being well used to the glamour Hollywood life, it seems the Anchorman star has a soft spot for spending time in rural Ireland.

Last year, the father-of-two headed to the west of Ireland with a group of actors, including Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage and Boardwalk Empire’s Bobby Cannavale, for a stag party.

The TV and movie stars, joined by writers and directors, partied in Donegal and Sligo as part of the                         celebrations.

The I Love You, Man star’s cameo in Monday’s episode will top off what has been a season full of guest stars for the show.

Broadcasting legend Sir Terry Wogan made an appearance earlier in the third series as a host of a home-video show.

Irish comedienne Sharon Horgan also caused a stir with her own guest appearance.

Other familiar faces who also made appearances this year’s include comedian John Sessions and Bronagh Gallagher, who starred in The Commitments.

The finale of the series is on Sky 1 on Monday at 9pm.

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