BY SEÁN P. FEENY
LOS Angeles based Donegal actor Gavin Ó Fearraigh has rubbished this week’s reports about him which have appeared online and in national media.
Speaking to the Donegal News on Thursday morning, the Gaoth Dobhair man said he had not been in contact with any members of the Donegal or Irish press in recent weeks.
While reports claimed that was ‘forced’ to wait tables in his bid to crack Hollywood, Mr Ó Fearraigh said that this was not uncommon at the start.
“I’m only getting started over here in Hollywood, and although I have taken on a part-time job, it’s not uncommon for actors to do that in the beginning.”
Mr Ó Fearraigh is, in fact, only at the early stages of getting himself set up in Hollywood and, already, things are going very well for him so his Hollywood dreams are far from ‘crushed’ as reported.
“I’ve already done work with HBO filming a guest starring spot on The Girl’s Guide To Depravity and I’ve just recently signed with a brand new agency in Beverly Hills. I am also doing a lot of print work, doing a lot of photo shoots,” he said.
Mr Ó Fearraigh has also been working with the Los Angeles Irish Film Festival and its director, Malin native Lisa McLaughlin for whom he will be producing a documentary on the festivals’ fifth anniversary later this year.
Commenting on remarks made on him stating there for no reason for him to come home, Mr Ó Fearraigh said the he comes home every summer to run his annual Irish college, An Chéad Ghlúin Eile, which is now in its fifth year in Brinaleck and takes runs from July 1 to 22.
“We try and support the local economy as much as we can with the college and I’d like stress that most of my family and closest friends are still at home and not abroad as claimed and there’s still plenty to do for locals and visitors in Gaoth Dobhair,” he said.