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The Actors' Life Podcast is a podcast run on YouTube by Anglo-Irish actor and writer Bobby Calloway - done entirely through Zoom interviews.

One of many podcasts started during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the podcast initially interviewed various up-and-coming actors in the Irish film industry. But it soon expanded to include musicians, cinematographers and other creatives (rendering the title an Artifact Title by the sixth episode, unless you interpret it as referring to Bobby's life rather than those of his guests).

Topics range from how to get started in a creative industry, why some people are drawn to the arts, and deep topics such as mental health. Expect lots of positivity.



  • Accidental Misnaming:
    • In Adam Douglas's interview, they mistakenly call Thomas Fitzgerald "Thomas Fitzpatrick".
    • Bobby admits that it wasn't until right before Kayne Harrison's interview he learned his name was 'kane' and not 'kay-nee'.
  • Actor-Inspired Element:invoked Bobby says that Ellen Jones's casting inspired many things about the Lindsay character in The Gumdrops - such as her becoming the most grounded Nice Girl in the cast.
  • Actually Pretty Funny:
    • Adam Kearney bursts out laughing when it's mentioned that someone guessed "AK-47" was his nickname.
    • Rebecca Christina Flynn is giggling the whole time Bobby reads out a list of her sassiest quotes.
    • Mason Creedy howls with laughter when he's called "My Baby Boopsies".
    • Kayne Harrison starts chuckling during Bobby's "the kind of cool polar bears will pray for" introduction.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Bobby has a few.
    • "AK-47" for Adam Kearney.
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    • "Youngblood" for Greg Young.
    • "My Baby Boopsies" for Mason Creedy.
    • "T-Man" for Thomas Fitzgerald.
    • "Elle Belle" for Ellen Jones.
    • "Iggy Bomb" for Ingrid Igoe.
  • All for Nothing: Kendal Evans mentions sometimes she'll audition for things that ultimately were going to be offered to a name, and the casting people just had to "fill in slots" in case the celebrity wasn't available.
  • All-Loving Hero: Bobby seems to be so in general.
  • Alleged Lookalikes: Liam Gaynor and Luke Byrne are called 'the twins' by Bobby after how often they get mistaken for each other, despite very little physical resemblance.
  • Artifact Title: 'Actors' Life' arguably became one from the second interview onwards, as Anthony O'Reilly Jr is primarily a director, YouTuber and comedian. Any pretense was abandoned by the time of Adam Kearney's - who is a cinematographer by trade (but has acted in the past).
  • Award Snub:invoked Discussed. Bobby takes the time to say he felt Shailene Woodley deserved an Oscar nomination for The Fault in Our Stars.
  • Awesome McCoolname: Bobby says he had this reaction to Mason Creedy's full name (though he mistakenly thought his last name was just Creed).
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: invoked Adam Douglas mentions people constantly misquoting his "organise a sesh" line from The Nutters.
  • Berserk Button: Bobby is normally happy-go-lucky and enthusiastic, but he takes the time to roast people who complain about unpaid acting work. He often says "if you think you're too good for unpaid, you're probably not." He maintains that if you don't want to do it, then don't, and there's no call to attack people for advertising it.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Literally the first three guests - Rebecca Christina Flynn (blonde), Anthony O'Reilly Jr (brunet) and Adam Douglas (strawberry blond substituting redhead). Jordan Lennon then added black hair, and Michele McNally added pink.
  • Britain is Only London:
    • Defied by Sarah Elisabeth Flinton, who lobbied to show off her native Yorkshire in the film Save Rosemary.
    • Likewise inverted with the UK guests, who are from Cumbria (Meg Birley), Sheffield (Sarah Elisabeth Flinton), Newcastle (Dawn Wolfe) and Manchester (Ross Grant). Bobby doesn't get a London guest until Kayne Harrison.
  • Buffy Speak:
    • Bobby uses his preferred metaphor "biggest trainwreck since the Titanic" in Anthony O'Reilly Jr's interview.
    • The Nutters is dubbed "that Finglas farce".
  • Celeb Crush: Bobby mentions that Emma Watson has been his "future wife" for years.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Meg Birley gets compared to Katherine Langford by three different people.
  • Celebrity Voice Actor:invoked Discussed by Kayne Harrison; the reliance on this in most animation means that he's more likely to get commercial voiceover work as opposed to character.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Liam Gaynor experienced a prank during filming of The Nutters where he was told he was being cut out of the film and took it seriously. Bobby apologises for bringing it up after Liam admits he "felt like crying".
  • Child Prodigy: Mason Creedy was already creating raps at thirteen.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Jordan Lennon admitted to being embarrassed that he cursed so much in his interview.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • In Bobby's interview, Greg does an impression of Jordan saying "you're too nice Bobby", which is followed by a clip of the original.
    • In Liam's, Bobby references how he hijacked Greg's "with what I can only assume is the powers of darkness."
  • Cool Old Lady: Well 59 is hardly old but Dawn Wolfe proudly says she embraces her age and doesn't mind people knowing it, also noting that she was able to have as much fun in college with her classmates while she was in her 40s.
  • Cool Teacher: Saoirse Sine also teaches drama and is known for being fun and bubbly to learn from. Bobby expresses love at enjoying a class he took before lockdown.
  • Cosplay:
    • For his interview with Bernard M, Bobby wears a Blue Power Ranger costume.
    • When interviewing Ingrid Igoe, Bobby is dressed as a Ninja Turtle, Greg as Elvis Presley and Ingrid Igoe as Harley Quinn.
  • Corpsing: Bobby happily talks about one of Ross Grant's broadcasts, where he managed to completely throw him off laughing by mentioning the film Chatterbox (an infamous 70s flick about a woman with a talking vagina).
  • Crazy-Prepared: Michele McNally for her interview had a notepad of topics she had to discuss.
  • Culture Clash:
    • Ellen Jones recalls auditioning in London with a monologue from a Marina Carr play - which is heavy on the Irish humor - and getting stunned reactions from the people.
    • Kendal Evans jokes that Americans tend to be a lot bigger in terms of energy and therefore annoying to people who are more subdued.
    • Saoirse Sine illustrates the difference between Irish and American theatre - in Ireland, no one sits in the front row out of fear they'll be chosen for Audience Participation.
  • Dainty Little Ballet Dancers: Subverted to hell by Sarah Elisabeth Flinton, who did ballet for years and talks about how tough and strenuous it is.
  • Dawson Casting:invoked Discussed a few times.
    • Bobby was chosen over an actor who was the same age as his character in Victories but was Younger Than They Look, because of Teens Are Short.
    • While Jordan was an aversion for The Professor & the Madman, actually sixteen, his co-star was twenty-two and had a kiss scene!
  • Deadpan Snarker: Rebecca Christina Flynn is described as such, as she has a channel called 'Sassy Rebecca'.
  • Death of the Author:invoked
    • Ellen Jones chose to read the end of The Taming of the Shrew sarcastically, choosing to see Kate as a feminist role - despite her tutor saying that wasn't Shakespeare's intended ending.
    • Bobby and Bernard discuss Death of the Author by name in their interview - re: how music can have many different interpretations.
  • A Degree in Useless: Bobby mentions that he "wasted" four years in film school, and that he learned almost nothing from his course.
  • Delayed Reaction: Luke Byrne takes a moment to cop the pun being Bobby's character in Boxed In being called Jack.
  • Denser and Wackier: The interviews started to include more editing gags, Bobby started dressing up more and more comedy in general was incorporated.
  • The Determinator:
    • Bernard M produced his first album during lockdown, using only his phone.
    • Kendal Evans talks about how in Los Angeles, actors constantly have to be hustling, networking and creating content because it's such a crowded market.
  • Double Standard: Saoirse Sine says that if people see a bad film, it'll be seen as a once-off. But some people will write off theatre altogether if they see one bad show.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: A gag in Greg Young's interview has Bobby claiming he's the last cast member of The Nutters to be interviewed. Cue 'technical difficulties' and a video from Liam Gaynor (who played Luke) complaining about being forgotten.
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • In his first couple of interviews, Bobby asked his guests to pick a list of actors and actresses they'd love to work with. These were phased out after the fifth interview, Bobby finding that the guests often had trouble with this one and it usually slowed things down.
    • Likewise, captions indicating titles and director credits didn't show up until the fourth interview.
    • In Greg Young's first co-hosting interview, the three chat windows are open for the whole video. Subsequent interviews featuring Greg co-hosting would have the video switching back and forth. Greg also asked more questions.
  • Even the Guys Want Him:
    • Bobby describes Thomas Fitzgerald as such.
    "It doesn't matter your gender, doesn't matter your orientation..."
    • Bobby's face apparently "lit up like a thirteen-year-old girl" one afternoon when getting messages from Jordan and Adam (Douglas).
  • Everyone Loves Blondes:
    • Kendal Evans is a bubbly blonde from Los Angeles, and jokes that she's probably a little annoying to non-Americans.
    • Ingrid Igoe likewise is extremely bubbly and charismatic.
  • Face Palm: Adam Kearney does this when Bobby says his film school didn't take the cameras off auto-focus until third year.
  • Fanservice: Bobby put in a clip of Robbie Walsh shirtless in Assassins just to show off how good shape he was in.
  • Flat "What":
    • Ellen Jones recalls auditioning for King Lear with a monologue from Antony and Cleopatra...and a man in the audition trying to tell her it wasn't Shakespeare.
    • Luke Byrne when Bobby says that the making of a film called Miles Away was "just such a fun day for me."
    "Really? Wasn't fun for me and Jordan. No it. Was. Not."
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Mason Creedy talks about how the making of The Nutters turned the majority of cast and crew into friends, who have collaborated multiple times since. He likewise ended up forming a rap duo with Jordan Lennon because of it.
  • Gag Boobs: Saoirse Sine mentions in one of her theatre shows, they handed out pictures of crudely drawn breasts, because Reddit users had asked for "more boobs" in theatre.
  • Gag Haircut:
    • Anthony O'Reilly Jr takes the time to make fun of his DIY lockdown haircut.
    "I look like an acorn!"
    • Inverted for Robbie Walsh, whose hair grew out from his usual crew-cut style, but he likewise wasn't pleased with it.
    • Because of a joke between Bobby and Greg, the latter had to get a buzzcut before his interview.
    • Adam Douglas had a lockdown haircut he wasn't happy with right as his was filmed, and shaved his head a week later, as seen here.
    • And completely averted with Jordan Lennon, who gave himself a buzzcut right before his interview, and ended up sticking with the style because it suited him so well.
  • Genki Girl: Oh where do we begin?
    • Michele McNally - with bright pink hair, an enthusiasm for anything Disney and a bubbly energy throughout her whole interview.
    • Saoirse Sine - described as having "manic energy fuelled by anxiety", who has been compared to Pinkie Pie by two different people.
    • Meg Birley is perky, energetic and gets quite passionate several times in the interview.
  • Genre-Busting: Saoirse Sine intends to do this with Irish theatre, based off what she learned while studying in Chicago - and two of her shows have been interactive, full of Postmodernism and with a heavy layer of social commentary.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Michele has pink hair, loves Disney and musicals - while also being a trained boxing instructor and horror film fan.
  • Hair Flip: A clip is shown of Ellen Jones delivering one of her lines from King Lear accompanied by a dramatic hair flip.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: Ingrid Igoe is described as "so beautiful inside and out" that climate change is probably "the planet going to war for her."
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners:
    • Bobby frequently introduces Greg Young as "my best friend in the whole world", and it's clear by their banter that they're extremely close.
    "You see, growing up frequently being ostracised or thinking everyone hates you, friendship always felt like this alien thing that only happened in fiction. I'd often have not imaginary friends but imaginary conversations with people I knew in passing or wished to get to know but was always too afraid to. One day I had to tell Greg that I never had to do much imagining with him...because the actual reality of being his friend is better than anything you could imagine."
    • He's extremely close with Bernard M as well.
    "He's just a really beautiful person. I'd known him in passing since 2017, but somehow in the middle of 2020 it was like the "did we just become best friends" scene in Step Brothers. We became brothers and it was really great."
    • He and Adam Douglas became fast friends, starred in Fallen (2021) together and are obviously very close - as demonstrated in his interview.
    "He's the type of friend I never expected to have, but I'm very glad I do obviously. We clicked almost in record time, and within only knowing him about three months, he said 'I know I've made a friend for life in you'. By now, he's family, and always will be."
    • By the time Luke Byrne's interview went up (a year after it was recorded, no less), they'd become this as well.
    "He reached out to me one day, I was afraid of talking to him to be honest (I often worry I'll make an ass of myself or say the wrong thing) but I'm so glad I did. He's just a really good person. He's a guy who just personifies goodness and kindness, and anyone who has him in their life is incredibly lucky."
    • Likewise with Liam Gaynor, who calls him a good friend in his interview, and Bobby calls that interview his favourite.
    "I learned very quickly what an incredible person he is. A kind soul that encourages you to be yourself and to be proud of what makes you weird or different. I love that guy so much, and I'm grateful every day for that nagging feeling I got at one point that said 'yeah, reach out to this Liam guy'."
  • Hidden Depths:
    • In addition to rapping, Mason Creedy is shown to be able to play guitar and sing quite nicely.
    • Sarah Elisabeth Flinton had to film her own scenes in Save Rosemary, and the resulting cinematography was quite good.
    • Michele McNally is also skilled in aerial silks.
    • Greg Young is primarily an actor/singer, but is known for being a very dedicated producer too.
    • Luke Byrne talks about how Liam Gaynor deserves more credit for coming up with ideas for scenes and storytelling.
  • Hollywood Autism:
    • Defied. Bobby, Rebecca Christina Flynn and Greg Young are all on the autism spectrum and in Rebecca's interview, she points out how different everyone on the spectrum actually is.
    • Rebecca also takes the time to praise Freddie Highmore in The Good Doctor for averting this, saying he'd clearly done his research.
  • Humble Hero:
    • Jordan Lennon is left momentarily speechless when Bobby jokes about him being a "great lead actor" and mumbles "you're too nice" in response.
    • Rebecca Christina Flynn is similar when Bobby tells her how much he loves working with her.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Bobby and Greg make fun of Jordan Lennon for his shirtless scenes...which is followed by a montage of theirs in various projects.
  • I Am Not Pretty: The film Bobby met Kendal Evans on originally put up a casting notice for young, attractive people. Bobby didn't go for it, feeling he wasn't attractive enough, and ended up getting asked to do it anyway.
  • I Am Very British: Sarah Elisabeth Flinton mentions having to constantly downplay her Oop North dialect with RP.
  • I Should Write a Book About This: Ellen Jones is planning to write a play based off her experiences as a tour guide.
  • Insistent Terminology: Michele McNally spells her first name with just one L.
  • Ironic Inversion: Sarah Elisabeth Flinton only went to a ballet class to spend time with a friend, and ended up having a career as a dancer.
  • Irony:
    • Robbie Walsh was intending to quit acting altogether, and only auditioned for Michael Inside because he'd made an agreement with his agent. The film ended up giving him something of a Career Resurrection.
    • Kendal Evans claims that since moving back to LA - the centre of the film industry - she's actually worked less than when she was in Ireland, whose industry is smaller.
    • Andrew McNeil's favourite performance (the Short Film Victories) is in fact one of Bobby's least favourite of his own.
    • Meg Birley grew up with horses, and lampshades how ironic it is that she's never had to use that skill in any of her roles.
    • Bobby was terrified at having to be a Fake American around Kendal Evans...only for her to think he actually was American after they ran the lines together.
    • Jordan Lennon says that he comes across as very confident and outspoken, but is actually incredibly shy.
    • Adam Kearney praises the acting in Django Unchained...only for Bobby to joke that it's the one Tarantino film he hates.
  • It Will Never Catch On: Robbie Walsh pushed for his character to survive Love/Hate and being told they were unlikely to get a second season. Even after the first one aired, he recalls producers and casting directors being put-off by his participation in it.
  • It's a Costume Party, I Swear!: Liam Gaynor was tricked by the others into thinking an award ceremony they'd be going to would be formal - and he arrived in a shirt, slacks and nice discover everyone else dressed casually.
  • Lady Drunk: Sarah Elisabeth Flinton jokes that "lockdown has made me an absolute lightweight."
  • Lame Pun Reaction: Luke Byrne and Bobby's first interaction; Bobby asked if his last name was Skywalker and Luke just deadpan shook his head.
  • Leslie Nielsen Syndrome:invoked It's discussed how much harder comedy is than drama, Thomas Fitzgerald being out of his depth in his first comedy Mr Peterson. Although Kendal Evans finds comedy easier, because she's more experienced in it. She expresses a desire to star in more comedies. Dawn Wolfe was also surprised when she was told she had a knack for comedy - as she drifted towards gritty drama roles.
  • Lesser Star: Liam Gaynor admits to feeling like this in comparison to the other Nutters cast members - Jordan and Mason have their music (and Jordan likewise has his acting and directing), Adam has gone onto Mr Peterson and is acting in college, Greg likewise acts and produces, and Jackson the DP has moved on as well - saying that he's the one who's "at the back". He does however say he's happy staying behind until he's ready to pursue other things. He would end up earning acclaim in his own right for his performances in Family Painting and Misfits.
  • Like a God to Me: Kendal Evans is introduced as "legendary". Bobby even declares she's a "future Saturday Night Live cast member."
  • Lower-Class Lout: Thomas Fitzgerald discusses his typecasting as this and why the character type has such broad appeal (largely down to the popularity of Love/Hate).
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Michele McNally completely forgets about the time her throat was sliced open with a sword while doing a stunt.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices:
    • Andrew McNeil's interview shows that he can do German, Texan, New York and RP accents quite believably.
    • Adam Douglas is described as doing a great New York accent in Annie, a clip is shown of him doing Boston for a Mystic River monologue and a more neutral American in a scene with Bobby from Stop-Loss. Although not shown in the interview, he does Liverpudlian in a comedy sketch and London in the short film Fallen (2021).
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor:
    • Ingrid Igoe laughs at how often she played a Heel in wrestling when she much preferred being a Face. And obviously she ended up as the Deadpan Snarker Roisin in The Gumdrops - arguably the meanest character, when she's considered one of the nicest cast members.
    • Jordan Lennon mentions that he's normally typecast as an aggressor, and says there are loads of other roles he'd like to play besides that. It's telling that the roles he's written for himself have him as either the Only Sane Man (The Nutters) or A Lighter Shade of Grey (Poisoned Minds).
  • The Mentor: Ross Grant - who is Bobby's - is the subject of the twentieth interview.
  • Money, Dear Boy:invoked Adam Kearney and Bobby discuss this, retelling Wes Craven doing Cursed because of the pay and regretting it after the nightmarish production.
    Adam: I think money corrupts a lot of people.
  • Mood Whiplash: Lampshaded in Ross Grant's interview, where they realise they went from having a deep talk about death and losing loved getting Pokémon cards valued.
  • Motor Mouth:
    • Jordan Lennon's interview runs the longest - at nearly 75 minutes - precisely because of how much Jordan talks. It's in fact eleven minutes after the first question before Bobby says something. Word of God is that it ran even longer, and twenty minutes had to be cut out.
    • Mason Creedy appropriately enough as Jordan's partner speaks very fast - although his interview is shorter than Jordan's.
    • Anthony O'Reilly Jr rambles on a little, to the point where he forgets the question he was supposed to answer.
    • Ross Grant too, who is one of the few people to have their interviews run over an hour without any edits.
  • The Muse:
    • Bobby says he's written loads of roles for Michele McNally but through bad luck they haven't had a chance to film any yet.
    • He describes Meg Birley as inspiring a few roles too.
    • Male example in Jordan Lennon - who Bobby was inspired to write roles for literally after seeing The Nutters.
    • Ellen Jones is a variation; as she's already in The Gumdrops, Bobby affirms that she's always helpful to brainstorm ideas with.
  • Odd Friendship: Bobby describes his with Andrew McNeil as such, only visually - Andy is often a Sharp-Dressed Man while Bobby claims he's "like the neighbour that never leaves his house."
  • Old Shame:invoked
    • Bobby plays with this when talking about his first short film Aaron. He was embarrassed by the backlash it got for his first-time mistakes, especially when it got denied a screening with one of his peers. But he appreciates working on it, and has nothing but praise for Thomas Fitzgerald's performance.
    • Bobby also tries to get Jordan Lennon to see The Nutters in a better light for similar reasons. Jordan agrees that although they make fun of it all the time, "it's what made us."
    • Luke Byrne talks about an incident where he was in a production of West Side Story and accidentally made the curtain fall down - saying it'll "haunt me for the rest of my life".
  • Older Than They Look:
    • Saoirse Sine was 25 in her interview, but frequently jokes about how she doesn't seem to age out of looking like a teenager.
    • Adam Douglas at age 19 was ID'd in a nightclub by a bouncer assuming he was a 13-year-old who'd snuck in.
    • Tony Rossi is in his 30s and yet looks more like a 21-year-old.
    • Dawn Wolfe was 59 in her interview but looks at least ten years younger than that (Bobby in fact wrote her as a 45-year-old in one of his sketches, assuming she was in her 40s).
    • Ingrid Igoe is in her mid-30s and looks like she's early 20s, hence why she plays a college student in The Gumdrops.
  • Oscar Bait: Bobby discusses it in his Adam Kearney interview, and makes clear his disdain for it.
  • Outhumbling Each Other: Nine times out of ten, Bobby will get into a compliment war with his guests.
  • Platonic Declaration of Love: Bobby tells Adam Douglas he loves him twice in the same interview. There are several other guests he says that too as well.
  • Platonic Life-Partners:
    • Michele McNally, interview guest number five, and one of Bobby's favourite actors to write for. They've been close friends since 2018.
    "She's just such a beautiful person. I knew within a couple of hours of meeting her that we'd be great friends. It's been three years and I don't think we've stopped talking since. I have to involve her in everything I do, she's such a great person to talk things through with."
    "She's a complete sweetheart. She's like Belle from Beauty and the Beast in real life - seeing the good in everyone, and encouraging everyone to be the best version of themselves."
  • Plenty of Blondes: Kendal Evans alludes to LA having loads of white blondes, meaning she has more competition.
  • The Pollyanna:
    • Bobby in general is a cheerful, positive guy.
    • Bernard M likewise says he's thankful for every experience in his life, because he can find a positive in it.
    • Ross Grant who merges this with The Determinator.
    • Tony Rossi completes the collection, although he's more open about his flaws.
  • Real Men Hate Affection: Parodied in Bernard M's interview, where Bobby says they've gotten too sappy and have to become Rated M for Manly again.
  • Real Men Wear Pink:
    • Bobby was formerly a wrestler, works out every day and is obsessed with horror films - but also loves Disney, admits he's a Brony and loves musicals too.
    • Adam Douglas is a "massive sports fan" and likes Rated M for Manly stuff like Peaky Blinders. But his favourite musical is Annie, and he's also a huge High School Musical fan.
    • Bernard M produces hip hop and dance music, and likes typical boyish things, but says he loves Ariana Grande "Thank U Next" and is an extreme Cuddle Bug.
  • Refuge in Audacity:
    • Jordan Lennon lied to Farhad Safinia that he'd seen Apocalypto and Suits, and bluffed his way through the whole conversation.
    • Sarah Elisabeth Flinton turned up to her first ballet class wearing wellies.
  • Quirky Curls: Several Genki Girls - Meg Birley, Saoirse Sine, Michele McNally - have magnificent curls to go with it.
  • Sad Clown: Despite being a comedian, Anthony O'Reilly Jr is open about his struggles with depression and anxiety.
  • Self-Deprecation:
    • Bobby is not above taking shots at his own abilities.
    • Adam Douglas admits he lost a part in Annie because of slacking off during rehearsals.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man:
    • Bobby plays the sensitive guy alongside Jordan Lennon, Thomas Fitzgerald, Adam Kearney, Mason Creedy and Kayne Harrison.
    • And on the flipside he's the manly man alongside Anthony O'Reilly Jr, Bernard M, Greg Young and Tony Rossi.
  • Shrinking Violet: Ellen Jones claims that although she did acting outside of school, because she was so quiet and shy in school, her teachers didn't believe she'd be able to act.
  • Signature Headgear: Bobby often wears an orange bandana that he previously wore as a wrestler, and used in an episode of The Gumdrops.
  • So Proud of You:
    • Bobby says he felt proud seeing Adam Douglas in Annie, noting his flawless American accent and occasionally forgetting he was watching him on stage (seeing him entirely as his characters).
    • Bobby also praises how hard working and successful Adam Kearney has already been at age nineteen.
  • Take That!: Ellen Jones takes the time to name and shame someone who tried to get her to do a striptease for an audition (which is illegal by the way).
  • Technician Versus Performer: Discussed in Sarah Elisabeth Flinton's interview. She believes that "acting is the basis for everything" and that a performer who can act is usually going to do better than a technician who can sing and dance but not act.
  • Tempting Fate: In his interview with Michele McNally, Bobby claims he got word about a funding scheme for a potential film they were planning. Between the time the interview was recorded and when it aired, they weren't accepted.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Greg mentions an incident where he was giving a speech as a prefect about "fun activities with blindfolds" (meaning blind man's buff). He didn't realise the innuendo until two years later.
  • Tom Hanks Syndrome:invoked Adam Douglas got his start in comedies like The Nutters and Mr Peterson but expresses a desire to do more dramatic roles - such as his planned Unknown Enemies.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Rebecca Christina Flynn is mostly a Goth who prefers wearing black and has a casual, tomboyish style. But she's also a model who, as seen on her Instagram, can look damn fine in a dress. She also idolises Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, and loves musicals.
  • Town Girls: The first three female interviews. Rebecca Christina Flynn (butch), Michele McNally (femme) and Saoirse Sine (neither).
  • True Companions:
    • Bobby with Greg Young and Adam Douglas. He's referred to them as 'The Three Musketeers'.
    • It's obvious that Jordan Lennon and his crew in Finglas - Liam Gaynor, Luke Byrne, Mason Creedy, Adam Kearney (although he's from Ballymun) - are all very close and tight-knit.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Thomas Fitzgerald's green eyes are described as something that anyone will get lost in.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Bobby is originally from Hertfordshire and has lived in Ireland for years, so his accent is a strange blend - and he mentions being mistaken for Australian, New Zealand and South African. He says that some Irish think he sounds English, but Brits who know the difference assume he's Australian.
  • White-Dwarf Starlet: Inverted when Dawn Wolfe mentions that there is usually more competition for younger actors, so there tends to be less older people in the profession - and therefore more opportunities. There are however less lead roles.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: Displayed by many guests who are surprisingly young, but very insightful and mature. Greg Young and Adam Kearney (19), and Jordan Lennon and Bernard M (20).
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are!:
    • Bobby tells Adam Douglas that he's a great person and that he loves him for who he is.
    • Bobby likewise says to Jordan Lennon that if The Nutters didn't exist, he wouldn't know him (or Adam for that matter). And as he got two good friends from that film, that's the value it has.
  • Younger Than They Look:
    • Both Adam Kearney and Greg Young were nineteen at the time their interviews were recorded, but are frequently thought to be mid-twenties. Granted this is partly down to maturity as well.
    • Mason Creedy downplays this; he was eighteen when his was recorded, and Bobby originally thought he was "a youthful looking 21-year-old". He was two years younger than everyone else in The Nutters, despite playing The Bully.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: Liam lets out an "oh for fuck's sake" and starts Corpsing when Bobby says he made Adam watch Pocahontas.
  • Your Costume Needs Work: Andrew McNeil has had people thinking his natural Belfast accent is affected, and the German accent he used in Victories was the natural one.


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