Barry Keoghan fears his son will soon be telling him he’s a rubbish actor

After naming his boy Marlon in honour of Hollywood rebel Marlon Brando, ‘Saltburn’ star Barry Keoghan has said he fears his newborn son will soon be telling him he can’t act.

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Barry Keoghan fears his newborn son will soon be telling him he can’t act
Barry Keoghan fears his newborn son will soon be telling him he can’t act

Barry Keoghan fears his newborn son will soon be telling him he can’t act.

The 31-year-old had his boy Brando – named after Hollywood icon Marlon Brando – 17 months ago in August 2022 with his now ex-girlfriend Alyson Kierans, while he was shooting his role as scheming Oxford student Oliver Quick in Emerald Fennell’s popular Netflix film ‘Saltburn’.

Barry told GQ about how he feels like he has “set up” his son to become an opinionated star like Marlon Brando by naming him after the star: “Brando Keoghan. Imagine that, for a name! I set him up.

“Brando Keoghan, piano player! I obviously love Marlon Brando, but I just, yeah – for a first name I thought it was quite cool.

“To have Brando in your name… hell, man! He’s got a lot to live up to, that kid.”

Barry added about how he is sure his child will meet his expectations: “But he’ll live up to it. He has to have that leather jacket and that rock-star attitude, you know what I mean? He’ll have a motorbike when he’s 12, I think.

“He’ll have a toothpick (in his mouth) walking around seventh grade.

“He’ll probably have a toothpick when I get home!”

Barry’s interviewer told him kids grow up so fast it may not have been a good idea for his sake to name his son after a Hollywood rebel as he may soon end up criticising him.

Barry replied: “Aww, God… ‘Dad, you’re a (rubbish) actor. You can’t do accents.’”

The ‘Banshees of Inisherin’ actor added about being overjoyed at becoming a dad: “It was probably the best time of my life, to be quite fair. Havin’ a baby boy and leading a movie. It was the best time of my life.

“I feel an enormous amount of pressure, which is good.

“And I can’t get the little boy off my mind. It’s beautiful. Y’know, it’s crazy, but when he looks at you, you feel like the most important person in the world.

“That’s the effect he has on me. He smiles at you and you’re like, ‘Wow, you’re smiling at me like that? I don’t deserve that, but anyways, thanks.’”

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