Galway actress India Ó Ceallachain has revealed she recently tore up the rulebook for the hard hitting interview she granted to Western Woman Magazine, in the privacy of her very own bedroom.
In the course of an intimate conversation which she bravely agreed to share with readers, she revealed that while she has already played a corpse and a coma patient, she has yet to secure a speaking part.
Although she conceded ‘the private conversation’ had only taken place so that it could be shared as widely as possible with the public, she also insisted that during it, she blew the lid off her family’s “complicated internal dynamic”.
“I believe my mother has influenced me more than anyone else’s mother,” the wannabe actress who got her ‘big break’ carrying a torch in a Macnas parade said, folding her arms defiantly.
“And I make absolutely no apologies for saying so!”
Ó Ceallachain also spoke openly of the difficult medical conditions that have plagued her short career to date.
“As a fiercely independent woman who also suffers from crippling anxiety,” she explained, “I often have trouble deciding when to leave a party?”
“But there’s a ‘teachable moment’ in all of this,” she continued, “because I want to say to every other woman fighting to be interviewed by a provincial glossy magazine, ‘Shine on, my fellow warriors‘.”
Because If I can just save one other woman from having to struggle to secure that basic right, she added, “then the very middle class pain I carry around inside me every single day, will have been worth it all?”
“This,” she observed, “is because, like so many other women, I know why the caged bird sings!”
India, whose real name is Noreen Magee, admitted she longs for the day when she’ll get paid to reheat tired, industry cliches like, “I just fell in love with the script”.
“The cast really felt like one big family,” she added wistfully, “that’s another turkey I’d love to get a chance to kick around?”
“But most of all,” she stressed, “I just want to thank my mother for unleashing and enabling and empowering and awaking and arming and incentivising me?”