Barry Keoghan Covers GQ, talks Jacob Elordi and Saltburn, Plus More Celeb News

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In today’s QuickiesBarry Keoghan covers the latest issue of GQ in which he talks about his close friendship with Saltburn costar Jacob Elordi, loneliness in the industry, fatherhood and more. “It’s a big moment for me – it’s GQ,” says Keoghan. “I wrote this down in my to-do list – to be onna cover of GQ. I’m not even shittin’ you. I wrote that down.”

Here are a few highlights:

…On his close relationship with Jacob Elordi

If Keoghan and Elordi seem flirtatious, there’s a good explanation: “I’m really flirtin’,” he tells GQ. “We were constantly close. It ain’t just for the cameras and the premiere[s]. Me and Jacob—he’s like a brother to me, honestly. I think when you’re comfortable with someone, you can be as close as you want, you know what I mean? It’s not like, ‘Oh, don’t come near me’—it’s like, I’m comfortable.” He adds, “We’ve just done a movie where we had to kiss, man. Look at the scenes we’ve done. You have to be comfortable with yourself.”

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Photo by Jason Nocito/GQ

…On meeting Leonardo DiCaprio and why Basketball Diaries mirrored his upbringing

Of meeting Leonardo DiCaprio, Keoghan tells GQ, “They say never meet your heroes, but nah.” When asked what his favorite DiCaprio performance is, “Basketball Diaries, for me, there was a personal connection—with my mother being on heroin. I really could relate to it, a lot. There’s a scene where he comes to the door and he’s begging his mom, can he come in? I was witness to that—that happened at my granny’s house, ’cause my granny was my mother’s mother. And it was similar. It hit home for me.”

…On his new son Brando: “When he looks at you, you feel like the most important person in the world”

Keoghan’s son, Brando, was born right in the middle of shooting on Saltburn. “They gave me a day off,” he says. “Day off, and straight on to night shoots and night feedings – boom!” He adds: “It was probably the best time of my life, to be quite fair. Havin’ a baby boy and leading a movie. It was the best time of my life.” He tells GQ fatherhood hasn’t changed him, but it does affect the choices he makes and how long he’s willing to be off somewhere on location. “I feel an enormous amount of pressure, which is good. And I can’t get the little boy off my mind. It’s beautiful. Y’know, it’s crazy, but when he looks at you, you feel like the most important person in the world. That’s the effect he has on me. He smiles at you and you’re like, Wow, you’re smiling at me like that? I don’t deserve that, but anyways, thanks.”

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Photo by Jason Nocito/GQ

Read the full story in GQ’s February issue and on GQ.com.


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