Honest Metropolis star Enda Oates is commonly stopped on the street by followers of the present.
He famous that it’s at all times the older generations who acknowledge him.
The actor, who performs Pete Ferguson on the beloved cleaning soap opera, has additionally appeared alongside Paul Mescal on God’s Creatures and is filming with Jane Seymour for the TV drama sequence Harry Wild.
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Enda advised RSVP Dwell, “I do get held again, sure. However it’s all optimistic and it is largely previous [people that stop me. The younger crowd comes up and says ‘My mammy loves you’.
“I get messages to be sent back to him telling him how bold he is.
“That is being kind given some of the words that get said. You have to have villains and baddies in soap operas.”
Enda worked alongside Paul Mescal in God’s Creatures and he praised his work ethic on set.
He said: “The fact that Paul has gone on onto great things is just terrific. He was always going to do well anyway. He is a lovely guy, there are no airs or graces with him.
“He gets down, does his work and does it well. He knows what he is doing. He is the kind of actor that you know is going to have a long, long career.
“This was the first film he did in Ireland, it was filmed about two years ago.
“God’s Creatures will get a lot more notice than it might have just because of who is in it. Irish films are being taken seriously and are looked at as being really competitive.”
The RTÉ star added: “It is a good Irish movie and it is what we do well. Like An Cailín Ciúin, movies like this explore the darker sides of our psyche that we don’t normally explore. We see how it impacts us as a community and us as people.”
Enda hopes that this current golden age of Irish acting and Irish movies will result in more work across the board.
He said: “When you look at An Cailin Ciuin you have got Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett and Catherine Clinch.
“It is all Irish actors, you don’t have to put in a star from America when you see the talent we have here. We have a great history of talent in this country.”
Enda will star in the next season of RTÉ’s Harry Wild alongside Jane Seymour.
He teased: “I haven’t met her yet but I have a lot of scenes with her.
“I saw Samantha Mumba’s picture up but I haven’t seen her there yet either It has been a fantastic programme for Irish talent. The more work for everyone the better.”
Will he be nervous meeting her? “Not at all, you just get down to business. She might be though [laughs].”
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