Sharon Skerritt

She played in Amy Driver’s Dollar Baby The Deathroom as Mary.

SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?

Sharon Skerritt: I’m an Irish actor who has worked in theatre for over 20 years but I have only worked in film for the last 7 years.

SKSM: How did you become involved in The deathroom Dollar Baby film?

Sharon Skerritt: I had previously worked on a student film Bare Walls and Amy Driver was part of the crew. When she was filming her versión of Willa she cast me in a small role and lucky for me she called me again for The Deathroom.

SKSM: What do you think it is in the story that attracts people so much?

Sharon Skerritt: I think it’s the old male fairytale – Oppressed man overthrows his oppressors. Everybody loves to root for the underdog.

SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?

Sharon Skerritt: Em no but I had auditioned for a different film which Amy was AD on the part wasn’t written for me either.

SKSM: You worked with Amy Driver on this film, how was that?

Sharon Skerritt: Great! Amy is a super director to work with. Patient and warm in life as she is on set.

SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?

Sharon Skerritt: Well it was so cold I fell asleep sitting on a bale of hay while waiting to film a scene!

SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?

Sharon Skerritt: I knew Shane Casey from outside of the acting world so keep in touch with him and Amy via social media.

SKSM: What are you working nowadays?

Sharon Skerritt: I’m currently working on two theatre pieces I am writing and producing which will hopefully be staged next year. Filmwise I have roles in a Sci Fi called Rain and a Horror Film called RedRoom which are doing the festival rounds at the moment.

SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?

Sharon Skerritt: I’m an 80’s kid, Close Encounters was a highlight of my childhood and IT. I think I read everything King had to offer during the 90’s so yeah I’m a fan……who isn’t?

SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

Sharon Skerritt: I’m incredibly shy!

SKSM: Do you like something to add?

Sharon Skerritt: Good luck with your Project ?

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