Wednesday 18 July 2018

This is what Sarah Bolger looks like now

Sarah Bolger in 2010
Sarah Bolger in 2010
Sarah Bolger attends the Oscar Wilde Awards 2018 at Bad Robot on March 1, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-Ireland Alliance )
Actress Sarah Bolger attends the premiere of AMC's "Fear The Walking Dead" Season 2 at Cinemark Playa Vista on March 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Sarah Bolger arriving on the red carpet at the IFTA Film and Drama Awardss 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo by Michael Chester.
Actress Sarah Bolger attends AMC's "Into The Badlands" Premiere on October 13, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for AMC)
Sarah Bolger attends the 13th Annual Oscar Wilde Awards at Bad Robot on March 1, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Actress Sarah Bolger attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

When you're an actress, being a chameleon is a basic job requirement.

When you're a former child star transitioning into more dramatic roles, it's absolutely essential; which is especially true for Irish actress Sarah Bolger.

Since shooting to fame in 2002 with In America when she was just 11 years old, the Dublin native, now 27, is based full-time Los Angeles and is, as expected, constantly experimenting with her image for roles.

Bolger was one of the VIP guests in attendance at Thursday night's Oscar Wilde Awards, which hosts the best of Irish in Hollywood, she took inspiration from some Old Hollywood glamour with her newly blonde hair in waves, letting her shimmering green Don O'Neill take centre stage.

Sarah Bolger attends the Oscar Wilde Awards 2018 at Bad Robot on March 1, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-Ireland Alliance )
Sarah Bolger attends the Oscar Wilde Awards 2018 at Bad Robot on March 1, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-Ireland Alliance )

She is a regular at the annual event, hosted by JJ Abrams, and each year, is showing off a new look or hair colour.

She just finished her turn in martial arts drama Into The Badlands, which is filmed in Dublin and Wicklow, and is preparing to shoot Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayan MC. Bolger explained in January that she expects to move to California or Mexico for filming.

"But for me that is a huge chunk of time - it's going to be six or seven months where I won't be able to come home and it's hard sometimes to think about that," she said.

"So you say: 'All right, I have to go set up a life for a short period of time so far away from everyone.' Even in terms of time difference, it is a really hard job but I think that we all do it because we all love it.

Sarah Bolger arriving on the red carpet at the IFTA Film and Drama Awardss 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester.
Sarah Bolger arriving on the red carpet at the IFTA Film and Drama Awardss 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo by Michael Chester.

"You have to give every portion of yourself to it. As an artist that is just what you do - because we love it - we were born to do it."

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