Saturday 1 October 2016

Forget Bridget Jones, Irish film A Date for Mad Mary is a must-see

Published 15/09/2016 | 07:26

Sheana Kerslake (right) in A Date for Mad Mary. Photo: Element Pictures.
Sheana Kerslake (right) in A Date for Mad Mary. Photo: Element Pictures.
Seana Kerslake at the launch of the new season of 2016 programmes
A DATE WITH DESTINY: Seana Kerslake is set to become a household name with roles in a new movie and TV series

Forget about going to check out the new Bridget Jones film, the new must-see girlie movie is the Irish film A Date for Mad Mary, starring Tallaght's Seana Kerslake.

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The doe-eyed beauty has said she's thrilled with the reaction to the film.

Telling the story of a girl who leaves prison and then has to find a date for her best friend's wedding, the film is getting rave reviews from cinema goers.

"We're delighted with how it's gone down. People have really taken to it, from the comments I've received on Twitter, people have been so kind and so nice," she said.

Seana Kerslake at the launch of the new season of 2016 programmes
Seana Kerslake at the launch of the new season of 2016 programmes

The actress (22) said she relished getting her teeth stuck into such a meaty role.

"Shooting it was ninety miles an hour, but it was a lot of fun to make and I got to work with some amazing people that are now in my life forever. It's really nice to work with such great writing that's so fluid," she said.

"I've gotten really nice, fully rounded and flawed, complex roles. So I've been really fortunate with the work I've gotten. We still have a long way to go with equal parts and representation, but it's definitely getting better."

Seana will also make her RTE debut on Monday with an hour-long screening of new comedy series Can't Cope Won't Cope.

friendship It sees her playing the part of Cork girl Aisling and the unravelling of a friendship between her and her friend Danielle, played by Nika McGuigan. Amy Huberman plays the part of her boss.

Seana admits there will be a few nerves when the show airs next week.

"TV is something I've never done before and it's extremely different in how accessible it is - it's in everyone's living rooms and it's kind of frightening. I'm definitely nervous, but I'm excited as well," she said.

Seana, who'll tread the boards at the Viking Theatre in the play From Eden, was at the Irish Film Institute this week for the launch of its new Player, featuring 1,200 minutes of content going as far back as 1910.

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