Actress and writer Amy De Bhrún does not sit back and wait for opportunities to arrive on her doorstep. While attending drama school, Amy started her own theatre company at a time when the feminist message was drowned out by sexist traditions. She speaks about meeting resistance and confronting it head on (13:00). While Amy is best known for her roles in Penny Dreadful and Jason Bourne, her work as a solo theatre performer and writer has also seen her evaluating success on a particularly interesting level with her audiences (1:05:00).
Amy speaks about the ordeal of dealing with her sister’s breast cancer while on the Jason Bourne set (32:00), the battles women have to maintain a certain ‘look’ in a cut-throat industry (25:00) and how it feels to have your mother direct your plays (26:00). From discussing her thoughts on the Repeal the 8th movement (53:00) to the importance of loving oneself (6:00) and the process of writing funny (58:00), this is a truly fun and heartfelt conversation with one of Ireland’s rising female stars.
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