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Talking Statue?

Louis Wilson gets paid to stand still - very still

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Talking Statue?

Louis Wilson is an actor who works on Dublin's streets.

He often dresses up as a leprechaun but his most popular characters are his 'living statues' of writers, James Joyce and Patrick Kavanagh.

What's it like standing still for so long? (Not bad - "it's an optical illusion")

Do passers-by give you a hard time? ("sometimes")

What if you need to go to the loo? ("Wait for a friendly face to come by.")

Louis was interviewed by Conor McGinnity.

'The Curious Ear' is produced by Ronan Kelly curiousear@rte.ie

December 2012

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