Florence Finds Us ‘Wonderful’
Florence Pugh has said she had a "fabulous, fabulous time" while filming The Wonder in Co. Wicklow and that she especially enjoyed Irish food, drinks and the countryside.
She is pictured (3rd from left) with Niamh Algar, Elaine Cassidy, Sebastián Lelio, Emma Donoghue and Kila Lord Cassidy.
The film, which is set ten years after the Famine, details the story of a young girl, Anna O'Donnell (Kila Lord Cassidy), who appears to survive for months without food. With some claiming it to be a religious phenomenon, an English nurse, Lib Wright (Pugh), is brought to the town to watch Anna for two weeks.
Speaking to RTÉ, the English actress said she loved every second of filming in Ireland.
"It was an amazing experience being here for so long, and to eat the food, drink the drinks, go walking. It was truly a fabulous, fabulous time."
The Wonder is based on the 2016 novel by Emma Donoghue, which was inspired by the historical "fasting girls" phenomenon, when young women would claim to be able to survive without food or water. The Irish-Canadian author also wrote the screenplay for the film.