Peter McDonald on The Stag, Andrew Scott, & Moone Boy

Out in UK and Irish cinemas now, heart-warming comedy The Stag follows self-confessed metrosexual Fionan (Hugh O’Conor) who really does not want a stag do, but who’s cajoled into having one by his bride-to-be Ruth (Amy Huberman) and marginally more macho best man Davin (Andrew Scott).

While Fionan reluctantly agrees to a sober, walking-weekend stag party, he does everything in his power to stop Ruth’s infamously alpha male brother, The Machine (Peter McDonald), from gatecrashing.

Not so easily foxed, The Machine tracks them down, sparking to life a wild few days in rural Ireland where the stags find themselves lost, shot at, stoned and naked!

Flicks And The City had the pleasure of sitting down with the movie’s co-writer, co-producer and star Peter McDonald, who plays The Machine, to talk about the making of The Stag and more.

Check out the video to see Peter chat about playing The Machine in The Stag, where he falls on the scale between the movie’s two male groups, what it was like jumping naked into a freezing cold lake during the film’s November shoot, keeping warm in animal onesies, working with Andrew Scott, his thoughts on Moriarty returning to Sherlock, and his memories of his brother’s stag.

Peter also chats about his highlights from season 2 of Chris O’Dowd’s TV comedy Moone Boy and what we can expect from Moone Boy Season 3.

Don’t miss The Stag in UK and Irish cinemas now!

Watch the trailer for The Stag: