I’ve always wanted to work with Robert Sheehan. He’s hilarious, though I’d worry about standing next to him because of how incredibly handsome he is. I met him one time and he’s a lovely bloke. I loved what he did with his character, Nathan.
That was 100% Robert’s idea. Definitely. Robert loves the penis thing. I noticed when we shot in Toronto he always autographed penises for the fans. He has somehow a soft spot for penises thing going.
You do have to commit to your character and understand them, no matter how nasty or cruel they are, and get on their side, even if it takes you to a dark place. You have to, because that’s really all you have, creatively. You have to look after your own guy because no-one else will – especially not in this film. So it takes a while afterwards to relax and deconstruct and wind down. But I love that, trying new and challenging material.
It was the most difficult thing I’ve had to prepare for. I was desperate to get it right and I’ve been practising all the tics and things for ages. To misrepresent people with that condition would be a crying shame. It would have broken my heart. Here’s hoping I pulled it off.
— Robert Sheehan
on playing someone with Tourette’s syndrome (x)
I did a film in Austria a while ago, three or four years ago now, and there was a lovely leisure spa attached to the hotel we were staying in.
Everyone was just breezing around naked and it was fantastic! And then we moved from Austria over to Hungary, and we were shooting there, and I came down naked to the leisure centre.
And someone went, ‘Put on your clothes! Put on your clothes! What are you doing?’ I went, ‘Arghh, it’s not the same here.’ I wasn’t the only one to make that mistake, but still.
Now sorry teenagers, you can do this when you’re 21. Not 18. You idiots. You can join the military when you’re 18. You can kill a person with a gun. But you can’t drink. Fantastic.
— Robert Sheehan
Like episode one, Sheehan is again excellent as Darren as he’s caught up between dealing with life back in the drugs gang and his ‘responsibilities to them’ amid striving to ensure his sister’s happiness (in one memorable scene he threatens a medium who claims their dead brother is unhappy).
He also displays a sense of vulnerability through his burgeoning relationship with past flame, Rosie.
— The Irish Post showing love for Robert Sheehan [x
Robert Sheehan excels as Darren, a character far removed from his previous TV role in channel 4’s Misfits. He is utterly believable as a gang figure, asserting his authority in threats of revenge, family allegiance and determination to take care of his older sister, yet at the same time displays a sense of vulnerability.
It’s got Robert Sheehan. Like a baby seal with a Glock. Let me kiss that better for you, Darren…
There’s something about Robert Sheehan. He’s the kind of actor who could make a soap powder ad seem edgy and interesting.
How many gun-toting hipsters do you know who look like they sport fetching eye-liner? Strangely, though, Sheehan’s slightly androgynous presence gives Love/Hate its appealing, unsettling edge.
on Robert Sheehan
It’s true that I’ve made bad decisions, but I didn’t realize it was so obvious.
— Robert Sheehan
I think I’d be able to see people’s farts, right, so that when you’re in a lift, you can turn around and go ‘it was you, don’t try and deny it, because I can see it!`
— - Robert Sheehan on If you could have any superpower, what would it be?