- 12 Jul 17
“I think this is actually more of a love story than it is an abortion story. It’s kind of been sensationalised in the press as an abortion drama, but I don’t think that’s all there is to it. I think people are going to see it expecting one thing, and get another.”
Dublin actress Iseult Casey is talking about the new Irish indie movie Twice Shy, which is about to go on general release. Given that abortion is such a controversial and polarising topic on this island, it’s hardly surprising that the media have picked up on that angle, but there’s certainly more to the film. Written and directed by Tom Ryan, and starring Iseult and fellow newcomer Shane Murray-Corcoran, the film tells a teenage couple’s love story in flashback as they’re travelling to London for an abortion.
“I personally am pro-choice,” Iseult reflects. “And we had support from Repeal, which was just great. We’re glad that they like the film. We’re grateful for the support, especially because the film doesn’t actually take a side on the debate.”