Domhnall Gleeson On His Soul-Crushing 20th Birthday

Domhnall Gleeson reveals his worst birthday, when he left his teen years and felt a crushing weight of responsibility, as well as his best, which left him with nightmares for "a long time." Producer: Evan T. Cohen Editor: Lynn Hirschberg Cinematographer: David Rodriguez & Matt Klammer Sound: Brain Rainwater & Michael Guggino Gaffer: Silvestre Rios & Jason De Jesus

Released on 5/12/2016

Credits

Starring: Domhnall Gleeson
Producer: Nickolas James

Transcript

00:00
[Lynn] What was your favorite birthday?
00:03
Ooh.
00:05
God, I've never been asked that before.
00:13
I can tell you what may have been my worst one.
00:16
Was when I turned 20.
00:18
What happened?
00:19
I felt like because I was leaving my teen years behind,
00:22
I felt like there was a
00:24
weight of responsibility hovering over me,
00:27
and as soon as the clock went 12,
00:29
I felt it just crush me.
00:30
And I felt very overwhelmed.
00:33
Yeah. Yeah.
00:35
What did you do for the actual birthday?
00:36
Just a regular party?
00:38
I was out,
00:40
I was out with my girlfriend at the time.
00:44
Well that sounds fun.
00:46
That was great until the clock struck 12,
00:47
and I was like, You better go,
00:48
I'm feeling pretty depressed.
00:51
And then I think when I was about 10 or 11,
00:53
I went to see Batman Forever in the cinema
00:55
with some friends and stuff.
00:57
That was a pretty good birthday,
00:59
but I had nightmares about Batman Forever afterwards.
01:01
Which one is that one?
01:02
It's the second one.
01:03
Okay, who's the...
01:04
Oh, it's the Joker.
01:05
No, no the second one of Tim Burton's.
01:09
Oh, so it's the Penguin.
01:10
The Penguin biting the nose,
01:12
and then the bit with black blood in it,
01:14
that really, really freaked me out
01:16
and I had nightmares for a long time after that.
01:18
So that was a good one.
01:19
Yeah.