ARTHUR MATHEWS DROPPED by TheJournal.ie yesterday for an interview to mark the 20th anniversary of Father Ted.
Before he headed off – we threw him a question about the same-sex marriage referendum. Specifically, how would the country’s most famous fictional priest cast his vote?
Ted, of course, was a fan of the quiet life — and spent an inordinate amount of time trying not to attract the attention (or the ire) of Bishop Brennan.
Then again, he was also something of a rebel (for all we know, those funds are still ‘resting in his account’).
Here’s what the Father Ted co-creator had to say:Source: Video TheJournal.ie/YouTube
And in case you don’t have full internet capability at the moment:
“He’d be in favour… But, he’d be worried that he’d be censured by the Church for taking that position – that’s exactly what his viewpoint would be.
He’d vote yes on the day, because he’d be confident that [due to the] the secret ballot, he’d be confident no-one would find out how he voted.
Go on, go on, go on: Check out our Father Ted 20 magazine