He may be a rising star in Hollywood, but Jack Reynor isn’t forgetting his roots.
The Wicklow actor returned to his secondary school yesterday, to honour the students for their latest achievement.
The Transformers star headed to Dublin’s Belvedere College where he raised the schools third flag of achievement for being an environmentally friendly zone.
A source told Goss.ie that the students were over the moon to meet the actor.
“The kids all knew him from Transformers. They were so excited, they couldn’t believe he came to the school.”
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“He was really nice and made time for everyone and took selfies with the kids.
“The school is really big on recycling so this was a big deal for them. Jack made the time to come back to the school and congratulate the students,” the source explained.
It was Jack’s time at Belvedere that helped him create his character of Richard in What Richard Did.
He previously said the Dublin school helped him understand the Richard.
“I went to Belvedere so it was kind of one of those things where I was observing these guys,” he said.
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“I was still part of the group but I was kind of observing from the outside as well, these guys who came from backgrounds where they were put under so much pressure to perform all the time in every walk of life.”
“They had the pressure coming from their homes, and from themselves as well, and that was something that I could definitely relate to going into this film. ”
“It was something that we all knew was very important to show for the character for Richard. So absolutely I could relate to that.”