Labhair muid le Peter Coonan, a bhfuil an príomhról aige sa scannán nua, Doineann faoina charactar, Tomás agus an méid a d'fhoghlaim sé agus i mbun taifeadta, idir barr feabhais a chur ar a chuid Gaeilge go dul i ngleic le smacht comhéigneach.

Cad a mheall tú i dtreo an scannáin, i dtosach báire?

Léigh mé é i mBéarla ar dtús agus ní raibh sé cosúil le haon scannán a léigh mé ariamh. Cheap mé go raibh cuíosach cosúil le rud éigin ó na Coen Brothers. Thaitin an choincheap den doineann ag teacht go mór liom chomh maith leis an dynamic idir Labhaoise (Bríd Brennan) agus Tomás liom. Léirítear castachtaí an duine sa scannán seo agus na míthuiscintí atá againn ar dhaoine. Nuair a labhair mé le stiúrthóir an scannáin, Damian Mc Cann, bhí mé an-tógtha lena phaisean don scannán chomh maith leis an uniformity of vision a bhí ag an bhfoireann. Bhraith mé go raibh orm é a dhéanamh.

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Feictear dom go bhfuil ról lárnach ag an doineann agus fiú amháin ag an tírdhreach féin sa scannán, an raibh sin le sonrú nuair a bhí sibh ag taifead?

Sin an rud, tá doineann ag teacht agus tá daoine ag caint air ach tá duine nó beirt nach gcreideann sin, tá siad sotalach agus tagann an drochaimsir aniar aduaidh orthu. Ach, tá daoine eile, cosúil le Labhaoise a thugann aird ar an doineann agus a thuigeann níos mó ná daoine eile. Similarly, we live in a world where we can ignore much of what is going on around us. Ignorance can be bliss and certainly, in Doineann, that is the case for some of the characters, their own arrogance and ego doesn't allow them to see what is really going on.

Doineann plays a lot on the misconceptions of how people present themselves, be that the islanders or those who come to visit, how did that show up for you in the role of Tomás?

The misconceptions and preconceptions of people plays out really well in this film. The viewer sees someone like Labhaoise who appears to be on the way out, a very homely, soup-making lady but there is so much more going on beneath the surface with Tomás and Labhaoise, that's what makes it such a riveting watch.

The film deals with the dark topics of coercive control and violence, how did you prepare yourself for that?

That was one of the most intriguing parts of the film and it was very skillfully done, particularly one of the scenes played out twice from different perspectives. Myself and the director, Damian Mc Cann researched coercive control and it's a very frightening world. It was scary to inhabit it briefly but it was also a very rewarding experience, as an actor.

Tá Doineann sna pictiúrlanna anois/ Doineann is in cinemas now