Horgan to Take Centre Stage

Irish actress, writer, and director Sharon Horgan.

By Tom Deignan, Columnist
December / January 2020


Don’t tell Sharon Horgan the movie musical is dead. The Irish writer and actress has joined the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, a musical drama based on the hit show of the same name. The cast also features Max Harwood, Richard E. Grant, and Sarah Lancashire.  The plot was inspired by real-life events, which are pretty well summed up by the title of a 2011 documentary: Jamie: Drag Queen at 16. If you can’t wait until October 2020, and need a quicker fix of Sharon Horgan, sign up for Hulu and check out the anthology series Modern Love, based on the New York Times column of the same name. Horgan directed an episode, which stars Tina Fey and
Irish-American Mad Men alum John Slattery.

The episode was based on a Times essay written by Ann Leary, about a tense moment in her marriage to Irish-American star Denis Leary. Horgan recently told vulture.com: “I have been in awe of Tina for years and her biggest, borderline-psycho fan. And just having watched Slattery for years, thinking he’s the funniest man in drama and why he isn’t doing more comedy… I started out very nervous! When you meet people you look up to and you’re having to tell them what to do… First of all, it’s just like the weirdest imposter syndrome times a hundred. You realize you have to sort of slap yourself and say, ‘Just f***ing get a grip!’ Because you can’t do that job and be shy about it. So I think I started out a bit shy and it quickly changed, and I think we all enjoyed it and had a blast.” Horgan will also star alongside Vince Vaughn in the 2020 romance The Last Drop.

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