Your eyes are not tricking you, pictured above is 63 year old Hollywood star Glenn Close! The actress stars in Albert Nobbs where she plays an English woman who disguises herself as a male butler to find work in 19th century Ireland. The movie is an adaptation based on a short story by Irish novelist George Moore.
Close is thrilled with the project and the challenge of playing the title role: ‘I believe in this story and its potential to take everyone on a sensuous, funny, heart-breaking, wildly unexpected ride.’
The movie, which will surely generate Close some Oscar buzz, is being filmed on location in Dublin. Close had already participated in the stage play back in 1982 getting amazing reviews that praised her performance. After years trying to get the movie made, Close has finally seen it turn into a reality.
"Ten years ago I was here hoping to make the film. I feel it is a really wonderful partnership and I'm very excited. Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would have this extraordinary group of talent both behind and in front of the camera," she said at a press conference in Dublin, where the movie is being shot.
The film's director, Rodrigo García, described the script as being "moving and funny with a story that is compelling. It is something about people's interior lives and their longing. It is rare for a script to bring together so many interesting themes."
Are you looking forward to seeing Close in Albert Nobbs? The movie sure looks like a winner! Sound off in the comments!