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'Just insane' Rachel Weisz says being in Dublin with Colin Farrell was 'like being in The Beatles'

Rachel has a prominent role in the latest Marvel flick Black Widow, which she stars in alongside Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh

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Rachel Weisz in Black Widow (Jay Maidment/Marvel Studios)

Rachel Weisz in Black Widow (Jay Maidment/Marvel Studios)

Rachel Weisz in Black Widow (Jay Maidment/Marvel Studios)

Hollywood actress Rachel Weisz has said that being in Dublin with Colin Farrell was like being a member of The Beatles.

Speaking to Dermot and Dave on Today FM, the Academy Award-winning actor recalled her trip to Ireland in 2015 while filming Yorgos Lanthimos’ dark romantic comedy The Lobster, which she starred in alongside the Castleknock native.

“I wish I was in Dublin... Being in Dublin with him was like being in The Beatles. It was just insane,” she laughed.

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Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in The Lobster

Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in The Lobster

Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in The Lobster

Rachel has a prominent role in the latest Marvel flick Black Widow, which she stars in alongside Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh.

The film is released in Irish cinemas tomorrow, July 9th.

Rachel told listeners that she enjoyed her time working on the film as it is one of the few superhero films that explore “complex” female characters.

“You see the vulnerability and trauma that the characters have had to go through to become who they are. It’s very 3 dimensional, very grounded, very real. They’re like real people,” she explained.

She added that while it was “disappointing” that the film’s release date was postponed in May 2020 due to the pandemic, she said that it was the right thing to do and is glad that fans can comfortably enjoy Black Widow in cinemas now.

“Obviously it was disappointing but there were more pressing things happening in the world,” Rachel said.

“On the scale of things, it was okay to wait and it’s wonderful that we can wait until now and people can go in the cinemas and order a big bag of salty popcorn and watch it in a dark room with strangers.”

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