[After crushing its box office competition with an opening $34 million weekend, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows star Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly talks to SOHH about joining the star-studded cast with no film/TV background.]
We already kind of looked a little bit weird [before getting into our costumes] – but it was a lot of fun. Like the one thing I have to say about this movie being involved with the Turtles was that I came in really from no movie or no TV [experience].
Like obviously in WWE but not like Steve [Amell] or Tyler [Perry] or Brian [Tee] or Will [Arnett] or Gary [Anthony Williams].
I didn’t come in from a film background.
I’d never done a movie, anything like this before, or a TV series, and I was pretty nervous about coming into this project ‘cause obviously you want to come in here. You want to make a great first impression – you want to make sure you do the job as best you can. And from day one, everybody there just made me feel so welcomed.
It was such a great crew of guys to be working with. Everyone was so supportive, everyone was helpful. Everyone just went out of their way to make you feel relaxed and comfortable.
Going back with Gary as well as myself, it was a lot of fun starting off in human form and then getting to do the whole transformation, which he did in the lab after Tyler [Perry], Baxter, gave us the purple ooze. But it was really cool. And then getting to see the characters, like the Rocksteady, Bebop moving around after having mutated. I mean, it was a lot of fun.