The Eternals: Angelina Jolie Praises 'Unique' Marvel Co-Star Barry Keoghan

By Liam Crowley Updated:
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The MCU's casting and comradery between actors is a major reason why it has been able to thrive for over a decade.

From Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth's bromance both on and off set to the banter stars like Robert Downey Jr and Tom Holland share, actors within the fantastical realm that is the larger-than-life Marvel Cinematic Universe really seem to have authentic bonds that stretch beyond the screen.


Bona fide A-Lister Angelina Jolie has major praise for one of her Eternals co-stars. Speaking to Martin King on the Six O'Clock Show, Jolie applauded co-star Barry Keoghan for his 'unique' personality.

There's a lot of people that can do good work, but when strong, unique personalities come forward and they have their own... something you haven't seen before, it's really exciting. It's fun to see. So I think highly of [Barry].

-Angelina Jolie on Barry Keoghan


While it may seem like a throwaway quote, Jolie's praise should make Marvel fans really happy.

Luckily for the MCU, not many A-Listers have entered projects thinking they were larger than the billion dollar franchise. Marvel Studios has brought in massive stars such as Michael Keaton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Cate Blanchett, and Bradley Cooper. Despite having all this rich talent, none of their egos have ever seemed to clash with the machine.

Jolie is one of the biggest names in Hollywood, and to see her offer genuine praise to one of her relatively lesser-known co-stars is very rewarding. Keoghan has performed in major motion pictures before, such as Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, but at age 27, his filmography is still young compared to the near 40 years of experience Jolie has.

Being on the receiving end of compliments from an Academy Award-winning actress like Jolie is major praise, and will likely bode well for future work for the Irish actor.

Keoghan is set to suit up as Druig, the cousin to Richard Madden's Ikaris. Druig specializes in "manipulating reality" and is known as the Lord of Flames and Nightmares. Pretty intense stuff.

The Eternals is scheduled to hit theatres on its new release date of February 12, 2021.

- About The Author: Liam Crowley

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