- 12 Dec 19
From the profound and insightful to the humorous, offbeat and just plain outrageous – Paul Nolan compiles the best of what film & TV stars had to say to Hot Press in 2019.
“I’m not fun on my sets. I’m obsessive over every detail. You become hyper invested when it’s all yours.” – M. Night Shyamala
“I think it’s about time someone made a film about Countess Markievicz. I’d like to play her. Or Queen Medb, so I can just use my own accent!” – Saoirse Ronan
“Our culture, our myth, our folklore and even our landscape all really lend themselves to horror.” – Seána Kerslake on Irish movie The Hole In The Ground
“For real change to happen, it has to be a societal change in how we treat women.” – The Nightingale star Aisling Franciosi on the need for greater equality in the film industry
“Benjamin, if he is me, he’s me about 10 years ago. I’m not that anxious, lonely, depressed character – anymore!” Simon Amstell on his movie Benjamin
“The series gets better this year, because Ricky Whittle’s character gets more proactive, and you get to know more about the Gods.” – Ian McShane on season two of American Gods
“There’s nothing as lonely as feeling alone while surrounded by people.” – Neil Jordan on his psychological thriller Greta
“What the streaming platforms do is create a venue for that smaller, more original and more difficult material to get made.” – Triple Frontier star Charlie Hunnam
“The OA is definitely its own beast. It’s so visual – it makes a lot more sense when you see it.” Irish actor Patrick Gibson on starring in the Netflix show
“Not only was Keanu amazing to work with, he was genuinely lovely to be around.” – John Wick 3 star Jason Mantzoukas
“Ed Sheeran literally got his phone out under the table and was looking up my IMDB page... He had no idea who I was.” – Danny Boyle
“He’s more cunning and therefore, deadlier. Perverse and much more dangerous. It’s chilling.” – IT Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti on Pennywise
“Not to sound melodramatic, but I felt a real sense of grief. It was something I’ve been doing for five years.” – Sharon Horgan on Catastrophe coming to an end
You can read the complete 'Quotes of the Year’ collection in one brilliant sweep in the Hot Press Annual – in which we distill the highlights and low-points of the year, across 132 vital, beautifully designed pages. Starring heroes of the year Fontaines D.C. on the front we cover Music, Culture, Sport, Film, Politics, the Environment and much, much more. Buy this superb publication direct from Hot Press here.