John C Reilly says being in Dublin for St Patrick's Day is a bucket list item for him.
The American actor, who's been nominated for Oscar and Tony awards, will be the guest of honour for tomorrow's parade.
☘️ Irish-American actor John C. Reilly says it’s a joy to be in Ireland!
He’s going to be the guest of honour for tomorrow’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin pic.twitter.com/val0G8AtOn
— Stephen Murphy (@StephenMNews) March 16, 2022
The 56-year-old has starred in movies like Chicago, Stan and Ollie and Step Brothers - and filmed The Lobster in Kerry.
John, whose father was of Irish descent, says he's delighted to be in Ireland for this week's celebrations:
"In retrospect, it's a bucket list item. It's not like something I dreamed of doing beforehand.
"I wasn't audacious enough to dream that I'd be the guest of honour for the St Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin.
"One of these incredible things - like the Life of Reilly - it fell into my lap.
"A great turn of events - for sure."