From writer/director John Michael McDonagh, Calvary tells the story of Father James (Brendan Gleeson), a good priest who is faced with troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. While helping members of his church with their problems, he also tries to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and face the sinister force that’s quickly closing in on him.
During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, Irish actor Brendan Gleeson talked about the trust he has in his collaboration with filmmaker John Michael McDonagh, teaming up with him a third time for The Lame Shall Enter First, in which he’ll play a paraplegic, how liberating it was to play a decent guy, and why Father James is more inspirational than an anti-hero. He also talked about his experience working with Ron Howard on Heart of the Sea, and why he wanted to get involved with Suffragette. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.