Aoibhin Garrihy’s regret at missing out on big break in Brooklyn

She nearly landed a role in the award winning movie

She admits it wasn't easy to hear she didn't get the part
She admits it wasn’t easy to hear she didn’t get the part

Aoibhin Garrihy has revealed she almost landed a role in the Oscar nominated movie, Brooklyn, but unfortunately just missed out on her big break.

The Fair City actress admitted she would have “killed” for the role of Nancy, who plays the best friend of Saoirse Ronan’s character in the film, but even though the Dubliner got four call backs for the part, she sadly didn’t land the much coveted role in the end.

Speaking to Irish Tatler, Aoibhin said, “I auditioned for the part of her friend, and I got like, two, then three and four callbacks for it.

“I had read the book and the script and went for the auditions feeling that, ‘God, I would really kill for this one’.

“The closer you get to the role, the more and more you invest in it.

She had her heart set on a role in this movie
She had her heart set on a role in this movie

“To not get those ones never gets easy, especially when you see it on screen and how it has done so well.

“In hindsight though, I think they made great choices with the casting,” she said.

Meanwhile, Aoibhin is preparing for her role as Gwendoline Fairfax in The Importance of Being Earnest in the Gate Theatre.

As it’s a period drama, the actress was recently told at dress rehearsals that she will need to wear bum pads during the show. The costume addition will emphasis the extravagant dress, and Aoibhinn took to social media to share a picture of the look.

She said, “Does my bum look big in this?! #CostumeFitting #BumPad.”


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