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Daddy's Home: Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg find themselves alone in an empty Dublin bar ahead of premiere

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg landed in Dublin on Sunday night ahead of the Irish premiere of their new film, Daddy's Home, at the Savoy Cinema on Monday.

After a meal at seafood restaurant, they decided to indulge in a few bevvies at a Dublin pub.

Unfortunately, they managed to find one that was completely empty.

"We went to a pub we looked at in some magazine article about a speakeasy," revealed Ferrell to Dermot and Dave on Today FM.

"But it wasn't much of a speakeasy.  It was a guy put up a curtain in front of a doorway. We kept wondering, is this the place?  There were plenty of seats..."

Asked if they had to whisper, Ferrell laughed, "We could speak at full volume because there was no one to disturb!"

Despite the lack of atmosphere, the actors revealed they indulged in a few Guinness (Ferrell) and red wines (Wahlberg).

"I'm a little hungover," admitted Ferrell.

As Dermot and Dave apologised to him from the Irish people for the affect Guinness has on the body, he said, "My insides have been fine, though maybe I'm impervious to the effects of Guinness."

Wahlberg, whose reality show Wahlburgers about his family's chain of fast food restaurants has been commissioned for a second series, also revealed that he plans to open a Wahlburgers joint in Ireland, "hopefully soon".

The duo filmed a short video to announce their arrival in which Ferrell quipped, "We're bringing you our faces and our new comedy Daddys' Home.  See you soon and get your pubs ready."

The film, directed by Sean Anders, follows a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.

The actors previously starred together in 2010 comedy The Other Guys and both have previously visited Ireland.  Ferrell attended the premiere of Step Brothers with co-star John C Reilly while Whalberg attended the Irish premiere of Contraband.

Daddy's Home opens on December 26.

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