THE ACTOR talked to Ryan Tubridy about his feelings on a multitude of current affairs.
Gabriel Byrne appeared on the Friday night talk show to give his thoughts on alcoholism and #MeToo.
The 67-year-old Drimnagh native recently won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the IFTA's and appeared on the Late Late, which appeared to a homage to his long career.
Byrne, who has expressed on multiple occasions that he is pro-choice, was asked about the #MeToo movement which has seen women around the world share harrowing tales of being sexually harassed.
Byrne said he supports the movement and hopes it goes further...
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The actor also spoke of his former alcoholism and Ireland's growing drink problem.
"We are as sick as our secrets"
This moved me. I can honestly say that was one of the most compelling & humane interviews I've see in some time. Gabriel Byrne is a national treasure & I would love to sit down & listen to him talk for hours. #LateLateShow pic.twitter.com/mx8ZcL2VX1
— Aaron Vallely (@Vallmeister) February 17, 2018
The actor's thoughtful insights inspired many viewers at home, with some expressing it was the best Late Late interview ever.
— Rape Crisis Network (@RCNIreland) February 17, 2018
Gabriel Byrne is an absolute hero and everyone should watch this. https://t.co/RXDxsxxCpq
— Áine Foley (@AineMedievalDub) February 17, 2018
Gabriel Byrne showing Liam Neeson how it's done 👏👏 https://t.co/c486StR0a9
— Colette Fahy (@colettefahy_) February 17, 2018
Caught the end of the #GabrielByrne interview last night. What an incredibly sound & down to earth guy - I could listen to him all night! We could do with a lot more like him.
— Treasa Maoileanaigh🇮🇪 (@ElizaTMullaney) February 17, 2018
Gabriel Byrne's interview on Friday is now my second-favourite interview with him. My favourite is an interview he did in 1995 with Leno or Letterman, I can't remember which.
— Trish Byrne (@TrishByrne) February 17, 2018