‘C’mere, are you really a queer’ Dublin junkies quiz star about sexuality

Rory Cowan
Rory Cowan

SHOOTING a video on Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge this week, Mrs Brown’s Boys star Rory Cowan found himself surrounded by a small group of junkies.

“C’mere, are you really a queer?” one of the drug addicts enquired.

“Of course I am, I’m not that good an actor,” Rory quipped without missing a beat.

Rory, now one of the voices behind new TV3 show Gogglebox Ireland, laughed off the incident.

“They were a harmless bunch,” he said. “But the amount of junkies in Dublin now is very sad.”

Rory is enjoying a laugh these days thanks to the Irish stars of Gogglebox.

“It’s way better than the British version because Irish people have no filter,” he said.

“They were looking at a show with Miriam O’Callaghan and one woman said, ‘ah, there’s the one with the 42 kids’.

“Then there were the two Cavan brothers who stood up in their house when the national anthem was played on the telly. That is so Irish. I think it’s hilarious.”

Rory, Jenny Gibney and Brendan O'Carroll

Rory has had a colourful career, starting off his working life as the marketing manager of EMI records in Dublin, where he worked with visiting stars like Tina Turner, Diana Ross and Paul McCartney.

“I was being paid to do something I would have done for nothing,” Rory laughed.

“It’s the same with Mrs Brown’s Boys as I’ve never seen it as work. I never planned anything career-wise, but I deliberately failed maths in my Leaving Cert as my mother wanted me to go into the bank. That would have been hell on earth to me.”