The Guardian's Megan Connor got up close and personal with Irish actor Robert Sheehan, engaging in an off the wall interview from Sheehan's persistency in his auditioning for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' Simon Lewis, to celebratory plane-ride drinks, his acting, and upcoming roles we can expect to see him in.
"Sheehan, who did not undertake any formal training, is outspoken, prides himself on being self-taught and makes his own views on drama schools clear: "For me, acting is a personal thing. Someone telling you how to act the same way as everyone else – they can go fuck themselves, basically."
"As it went, it took him the audition and six or seven further tapes, made and sent to the US off his own bat, to ensure he got the role [of Simon Lewis in the upcoming adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones]. "I cannot stress enough how much I persisted," he laughs. "With any film of that scale there's a committee that has a very specific idea of what they're looking for, but I just kept thinking that if I showed them something else, maybe they'd want that instead."Robert Sheehan, putting everything he has, into every role he's given. With nearly two weeks left until The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hits theaters, fans everywhere cannot wait to see that "something else" that Robert had brought into the role of Simon Lewis.
What does one handsome green-eyed Irish man with a mop of curls atop his head do in honor of finishing up a highly anticipated audition process? Naturally, the charismatic Robert Sheehan, another auditionee, and a newlywed couple they met on the plane had a few drinks, or two, or enough for the flight attendants to confiscate the whisky, only to be returned once the flight had ended. After officially landing the role of Simon Lewis, Robert re-opened that bottle of whisky to celebrate only to find out that whoever had confiscated his whisky, had poured salt in it, ruining it - rude.
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