Saint Frances is a film we’ve been hoping would get a release for some time, having seen the film at the very start of lockdown. Thankfully our wishes have come true as it’s set to come out this very weekend – and to mark the occasion we spoke to the writer and lead star Kelly O’Sullivan.
The talented performer discusses with us her collaboration with her partner, and director, Alex Thompson. She also talks about confronting reality in a way that is seldom seen on screen, tackling themes such as abortion and postnatal depression. She also talks about being a woman in her 30s, and whether society puts pressure on her to start a family and settle down. She also talks about the flawed nature of her character, and working closely alongside a young actress she formed a strong bond with on set.
Watch the full interview below:
Thirty-four-year-old aimless server Bridget hasn’t yet achieved her goal of becoming a respected writer. When casual relations with a younger ‘nice guy’ leads to an unexpected confrontation with potential motherhood, she manifests a job nannying a pint-sized spirit guide disguised as an obstinate six-year-old.
Saint Frances is released on July 24th