Oscar-nominated Kerry actress Jessie Buckley has spoken of the resilience required to create art and the importance of “humanity”.
s Buckley (32) this week won the Oliver Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Sally Bowles in the West End revival of cabaret.
But in an interview with Guardian, The Killarney native revealed how she walked in cabaret got off to a rocky start.
Ms Buckley said one of the biggest lessons she’s learned over the years is the importance of persistence.
“I’ve had ups, downs, meltdowns, like everyone, which I’ll probably do many times,” she said.
“I fell off the stage on the first night cabaret. I got up again, finished the show, had a panic attack, came back the next day and did it all over again. Those moments make you who you are.”
The Killarney-born actress was nominated for an Oscar last month for her powerful portrayal of a young mother in the Netflix hit The Lost Daughter.
She rose to fame in 2008 when she took second place on the BBC music talent show I would do everything and has starred in the indie hits for the last few years Wild Rose and I’m thinking of ending thingsas well as in HBO’s seminal miniseries Chernobyl.
Ahead of the Oscars, Buckley’s father Tim spoke about how hard she’s worked to get where she is and how he and his wife Marina have raised their six children to treat people fairly.
Jessie echoed that sentiment in the recent interview when she said, “I believe in humanity.”
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“I believe in people. None of us would be standing if at certain times in our lives someone hadn’t lifted us off the ground in the most abstract and also physical way. I have to believe in that. And I guess if you can influence a person with music or art or a hug, we have to hold on to those things. They are the things that keep us sane. They do it for me anyway.”
cabaret was very successful at this year’s Olivier Awards.
The revival of the hit show won seven of the eleven awards it was nominated for.
Alongside Buckley’s award, it won Best Musical Revival, while Eddie Redmayne won Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Emcee, the flamboyant master of ceremonies.
Ms. Buckley is currently working with former suede Guitarist Bernard Butler on their new album For all our heartbreaking days which will be released on June 10th.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/i-fell-off-stage-on-the-first-night-of-cabaret-olivier-award-winner-jessie-buckley-reveals-41556737.html “I fell off the stage on the first night of Cabaret,” reveals Olivier Award winner Jessie Buckley