Chris O'Dowd feels like Niall Horan

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 March 2015
Chris O'Dowd

Chris O'Dowd

Chris O'Dowd has revealed he felt like the less popular member of One Direction when starring alongside James Franco in the Broadway production of 'Of Mice and Men'

Chris O'Dowd feels like Niall Horan.

The Irish actor recently starred in 'Of Mice and Men' on Broadway opposite James Franco and found the crowds of female fans who turned up every day to see his co-star made it a "f***ing bananas" experience.

He said: "Franco just brings masses of teenage girls, which is f***ing bananas.

"I was used to doing theatre in London where the average age of the audience is 68.

"I felt like the Irish kid in One Direction - Niall - like, knowing they're all going to see Harry Styles.

"I knew they were all there to see Franco. They just had to push their way past the weird Irish guy with the big beard."

The 'Bridesmaids' star - who has four-week-old son Art with wife Dawn O'Porter - loved his stint in New York's famous theatre district, admitting it was one of the "best experiences" of his life.

He told heat magazine: "It was one of the best experiences of my life, it was so exciting.

"Broadway feels like a real community. You got for a post-show glass of wine and the cast of 'Cabaret' are there."

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