A touch of Hollywood came to Dublin last night as a host of A-listers were in town for the premiere of new movie ‘Total Recall’.
Soon to be Mrs Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, joined co stars Kate Beckinsale and Colin Farrell for the movie’s premiere at the Savoy cinema.
The stars then moved on to Dublin restaurant, the Bridge Bar & Bistro, for dinner before heading to the official after party at the national convention centre.
Colin showed fans how far he has come since his days as a Hollywood bad boy – by bringing his mother Rita Farrell as his date to the premiere.
Farrell said he was delighted to be able to bring the premiere to Dublin: “This place is somewhere that has shaped and formed the person I have become," he said. And he revealed that he had not missed Katie Taylor's gold-winning performance in the Olympics. He had watched her battle it out in the ring -- but only "after the fact because I was working", he admitted.
"It was amazing - I'm so proud of her," he said. Katie and her family had been invited along to the premiere last night but publicist Joanne Byrne said that she had not expected her to come since she had only come home the previous day.
Co-star Jessica Biel - who wore a gold brocade Zac Posen dress, with a glittering Fendi bag, gold satin Manolo Blahnik shoes and a pop of coral lipstick, said it was her first time in Ireland but that it is somewhere she's always wanted to visit.
"I've been working most of the time and I visited the college campus," she said of her trip to Trinity College.
"I did some shopping and I stopped off in little places to eat," she said. "It's been beautiful today," she added in a surprised tone.
While Kate Beckinsale, who wore a full-length Donna Karan dress in fuchsia pink with her hair done in elaborate waves, said she had not expected the weather to be so warm.
"I'm so surprised - I brought my wellies," she confessed. Meanwhile, her husband Len Wiseman, who directed the movie, said Colin had been the number one choice for the starring role and he had been "the best" to work with.
"People say that but he is a very sweet and very professional guy," he said.
The film is a remake of the 1990 classic thriller which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone.