Orla Fitzgerald on "stud" Cillian + new Barley trailer & clips for French release
05 August 2006 at 11:34 AM | by Melty_Girl
[Note: This was originally published by cillianONLINE, which has been inactive since September 2006.]
Cillian's The Wind That Shakes the Barley love interest, Orla Fitzgerald, is currently appearing in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and The Scotsman has an interview with her that includes an amusing remark about our fave. [WARNING: the article itself contains a major Barley spoiler.]
Fitzgerald's professional debut came eight years ago in the revived production of Enda Walsh's Disco Pigs at Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms—a year too late to star opposite the original male lead, Cillian Murphy... "I would have known Cillian around Cork," she says. "He was a bit of a stud. He was in a band called The Sons of Mr Green Jeans and all the girls knew of him. He was a star in Cork before he went global."
A new Barley trailer was cut to promote the film before its release in France on August 23rd, and it packs far more of the political context into its brief runtime. One version of the trailer is dubbed—want to hear another actor recite Damien's pledge of allegiance to Ireland in French?!—but there's also one with French subtitles. If you're getting as impatient as I am to see the film, and are hungry to see footage you haven't seen before, go to the Comme au Cinema Barley page to see the new trailer and more clips. I hadn't seen two of the subtitled clips before: Extrait 1 VOST shows Damien witnessing Black and Tan violence at the train station, and Extrait 5 VOST is Damien and Teddy arguing about the Treaty and socialist politics.