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Barry Keoghan Shares Surprising Way He Landed The Role Of The Joker

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

12:43 4 Oct 2022


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Barry Keoghan on becoming the Joker

Irish actor Barry Keoghan shocked audiences when he appeared as the Joker in Matt Reeves' The Batman.

In a new interview with GQ, its revealed exactly how he landed the role and it's actually quite surprising.

 

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It turns out Barry initially wanted to play Riddler, so he took the initiative and put together an audition tape.

The clip was shared online, but not many people know about it.

He met the film's producer Dylan Clark, and found out the role had already been filled.

However, he asked Dylan to watch his audition tape anyway.

There was no response for four months, until one day he got a call from his agent while he was in New York, telling him they wanted him to play the Joker.

'The Batman wants you to play the Joker – but you cannot tell anyone.'

 

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Barry only appeared on screen as the Joker for four minutes in a post credits scene.

But fans of the franchise absolutely loved his version, and he made sure the director Matt Reeves knew this.

He told GQ about an article that featured him as the fourth best on-screen Joker, and said he sent it to Reeves.

 

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'There were seven and I was number four. Lads, with four minutes of screen time, not bad eh!?'

Not bad at all Barry! G'wan ya mad thing.


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