'My Left Foot' Oscar-winner Brenda Fricker insists her acting career is over
Irish actress Brenda Fricker has insisted she will never act again.
The Oscar-winning ‘My Left Foot’ star feels that the movie business nowadays is all about “wasting time” on set.
Speaking to Miriam O’Callaghan on RTE Radio One’s ‘The John Murray Show’ this morning, 68-year-old Fricker said:
“There’s no young talent coming up that I would like to work with. I miss the part between action and cut.
“But I don’t miss the rest of the s**t that comes with film making these days, because that’s all it is. And wasting time.
“And they’d make films without actors if they could, they’re not into them. It’s all about the cameras and the machines. It’s just become very, very unpleasant to work on them.”
Fricker also told of how she will never find love again, as she won’t move on from former husband, late director Barry Davies, who died in 1990.
The couple met in the sixties, when Fricker was up for a potential film role.
“I think that when you’ve had the kind of love I’ve had, you never find that again,” she said.
“I think I would be disappointed. And I’m too old, I’m nearly 70.”
Opening up about her relationship with Davies, Fricker added:
“It was quite amazing, I can remember the tingling now. And he had been married before, and he was divorced, he had two kids and was sorting out the visitation for the kids.
“So we waited until all of that was clean before we actually lived together, and we lived together for 20 years before we married. But he was absolutely the most beautiful man in the world.”