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Colin Donnell Reveals His ‘Irreverent’ Role Is ‘Something Different Than People Have Seen Me Do’ (Exclusive)

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Colin Donnell goes from legal mediator to reverend when he finds himself trapped in a small seaside city in Australia. In his new Peacock sequence Irreverent, Colin’s character should moonlight because the devoted Reverend Mack whereas looking for a method to make a swift exit earlier than his previous catches as much as him. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Colin about diving deep into this meaty function.

Colin Donnell
Colin Donnell in his new present ‘Irreverent.’ (Peacock)

From the primary learn, I simply beloved it. I beloved the world that Paddy Macrae constructed. I beloved that Mack/Paulo is such a sophisticated man. I felt prefer it was a chance for me to do one thing totally different than folks have seen me do on tv earlier than,” Colin mentioned. “It’s such a humorous present, and there’s a lot humor. After which on the other facet of that, you’ve gotten a lot coronary heart, and you’ve got such an exquisite story about group and private development that it felt like I used to be going to have the ability to use all of the instruments in my field to create a very sophisticated, multi-dimensional individual for folks to observe.”

Mack/Paulo will face “hassle” at each flip, Colin teased. “There’s the hazard that’s coming after him from Chicago. There may be the hazard of being discovered not solely by the police inside the city however actually by the group at massive,” the actor informed HollywoodLife. “He’s having to make use of all of the instruments that he had again in Chicago as a negotiator for the mafia to essentially faux everyone out and make them assume that he’s this reverend in a random church in the course of nowhere.”

Colin famous that the “engine of our present” is Mack/Paulo “figuring issues out on the fly whether or not it’s tips on how to faux the reverend stuff, or whether or not it’s tips on how to discover some cash to get the heck out of there. Alongside the way in which, he begins forming these surprising relationships, like with Daisy and with Piper. That’s actually the meat of the place issues begin to change for him personally.”

Daisy, performed by Tegan Stimson, will shortly turn out to be an “important a part of his reverend persona,” in accordance with Colin. The actor added, “But additionally, we discover out in a short time that she’s not precisely a goody-two-shoes, they usually will help one another out in plenty of alternative ways. Not solely is she serving to him to play-act at what he’s attempting to do for the city, however she has slightly hand in his not-so-reverend-like habits.”

Colin Donnell
Colin Donnell as Reverend Mack, a.okay.a. Paulo. (Peacock)

The Peacock sequence was filmed on location in Australia, which Colin known as an “wonderful” expertise. “I used to be capable of take my wife and daughter over there with me. For the primary two and a half months, we had been in a really small city known as Mission Seaside in Far North Queensland, which was our Clump. And identical to Max — a fish out of water in Clump — Patti [Murin], Cecily, and I had been very a lot fishes out of water in Mission Seaside.”

Colin continued, “However the city itself, which I imply, actually performs its personal character within the present, they had been so welcoming so shortly, not solely to me however to my household and the entire manufacturing that it simply made for an exquisite kind of actually fulfilling expertise. I don’t assume that we may have accomplished half of the issues we did with out the help of the group there. It’s without end going to be a very particular place for us.” Irreverent is now streaming on Peacock.

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