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Wednesday 18 October 2017

I'd love to play Princess Di, reveals Sarah Bolger

Actress Sarah Bolger attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot
Actress Sarah Bolger attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot
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She's known for playing royalty and now Dublin actress Sarah Bolger has revealed she'd love to portray Princess Diana.

The Hollywood star has previously played Princess Mary in The Tudors and Princess Aurora in American TV show Once Upon A Time.

"If I could play another famous princess it would be Diana. She was this rebel force within that family, and this interesting, unique person.

"You know Sarah means princess, so it was predestined in the stars," she told the Herald. The 24-year-old is currently promoting her new movie - a horror film called The Lazarus Effect.

She said it was Irish director Jim Sheridan that first gave her the acting bug.

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"I started super young when I was five or six, and it was a hobby until I met Jim," she explained.

"It wasn't until I was 10 and I did Sheridan's film In America that I caught the bug.

"He makes you love it. He helped me create characters, which I've actually brought with me in my 17 years of acting," she added.

Sarah had to craft an American accent in The Lazarus Effect, which also stars Olivia Wilde, but says it wasn't that hard to get right.

"You know what's funny, is growing up in Ireland with such a neutral accent you're able to pick up other accents quite easily, which has been very handy," she said.

Even though she lives in the US, Sarah admits that she loves the comforts of home, especially tea.

"I am a fanatical tea drinker, like to the point that it's an obsession. I have 14 to 17 cups a day; it's a little strange," she told style website Who What Wear.

"Airport security constantly opens my suitcase, because I am sure they think I'm smuggling drugs, when it's just bags and bags of tea.

"It's difficult to get here in California, but it's just a nice thing to have from home.

"I don't know if it reminds of me of my home or my childhood, but it's just a nice comfort," she added.

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