Michael Flatley’s self-funded spy thriller Blackbird hasn’t hit theaters yet, but it has been the subject of online ridicule, labeled a “future project” and a “costly failure” by critics Reviews not seen.
His co-star, dancer and actor Patrick Bergin appeared this weekend defending the directorial debut, blaming criticism of the Irish yogi.
Bergin, who is known for his role in Sleep with the enemy“There’s an element to the Irish’s reputation as plagiarism at times, and Michael is on a very high plateau for all he’s done,” said.
He said the Irish-American star is actually a “very good” actor. When asked if he gave Lord of the dances acting advice, he added: “Of course, but it’s patience more than anything else because, inevitably, when you’re filming in public, things happen and you have to repeat yourself. scenes again.
“You see him thinking. That’s a very important quality in an actor – to be able to see him think. To imagine what his thinking might be like.”
Bergin, who is currently undergoing renovations to his 18th-century Tipperary castle, expressed a desire to work with the star again on the next process. Blackbird, said: “Hopefully this will do reasonably well and we’ll do something else.”
Bergin’s longtime partner Helen Goldin also revealed how generous Flatley was towards the cast and crew.
“He paid more than he was supposed to and he sent us a limos in Dublin to take us to Castlehyde. [Flatley’s home in Co Cork],” she said. “When we were filming in London, he surprised Patrick with a wonderful gift for our birthdays and anniversaries – a stay at the Savoy Hotel. Really, All the crew said that he treated them extremely well. He was a gentleman.”
When asked if he was nervous about the release, Bergin, who only found out that the movie was coming out in recent days, said: “No, I’ve done 120 films. I do not worry “.
Blackbird will hit theaters on September 2.
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