Thursday 18 July 2019

Sarah has a ball, thanks to Vogue editor Anna

Irish actress Sarah Greene had a fairy godmother moment when Vogue editor Anna Wintour invited her to the Met Ball and organised a gown for her to wear.

She was treading the boards on Broadway with Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe when the magazine queen saw her.

"Anna Wintour came to see the opening night of Cripple of Inishmaan," Sarah explained. "The next day I was offered an invite to the Met Ball, which was incredible."

The Met Ball is a fundraising event for the museum's costume institute and tickets can cost up to €20,000.

"The only thing was that you've to go on your own, so that was quite nerve wracking", Sarah admitted.

The legendary editor-in-chief also arranged for designer Thakoon to make Sarah's gown for the event.

However, Sarah wasn't alone at the star-studded ball for long as she quickly met a fellow Irish actor there.

"I met Domhnall Gleeson there so I wasn't totally on my own. Naturally, I found him at the bar," she joked.

Anna isn't the only influential star putting Sarah on the map.


Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is also currently championing the Cork beauty.

She said she met Mr Weinstein for lunch after the Tony Award Nominations came out and again at the ceremony.

"He said 'my money's on you' and I'd already lost so I said, 'you lost your money' and then he said 'well I'll put you in a movie'," Sarah continued.

"He came to see the show the next day and he brought me for dinner afterwards and the next morning I had two movie role offers from him."

Thanks to Weinstein Sarah is now starring opposite Bradley Cooper and Jamie Dornan in a new John Wells movie.

Appearing on The Late Late Show, Sarah spoke to host Ryan Tubridy about the new project.

"Most of my scenes are with Bradley Cooper. It's lovely, obviously it was a bit nerve wracking working with Bradley at the beginning but he's really nice. It's a lovely atmosphere on set and he has no ego so it's very relaxed. It's a really fun project to be a part of," she added.


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