Irish Opinion Eleanor McEvoy

Irish singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy sits down to talk movies.

Ever since ‘A Woman’s Heart’, Eleanor MvEvoy has been a household name across Ireland. Her distinctive style paved the way for a generation of female artists and this month, she returns with her latest album ‘Love Must be Tough’. We got a chance to chat movies with the Irish singer/songwriter.

Q: How often to you get to sit down and watch a movie?
I try and catch up with movies by seeing the best when they come out on DVD. Though I always think, it’s an insult to the director and the composer. A bit like MP3 is to well recorded music.

Q: Tell us about the last movie you saw? (either in cinema, video, DVD or TV)
“The Mighty Wind”, a mockumentary about 60’s Folk from the Spinal Tap team.

Q: What is your favourite Irish movie and why?
“Some Mother’s Son” – a courageous depiction of a terrifying issue, (the hunger strikes). Bill Whelan did an amazing score and I was very privileged to sing on one piece.

Q: What is your favourite movie of all time?
Toy Story 2. (Probably because it’s been on hundreds on times in my household)

Q: What movie could you never sit through again?Mission Impossible -I was so bored I turned it off half way through (AND I WAS ON A TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT AT THE TIMEWITHOUT A BOOK)

Q: Describe your ideal movie cast… (actor, actress & director)
John Cusack, Helen Mirren and Franco Zeffirelli

Q: Have you ever cried during a movie? Which one?
Mission Impossible (see second last question above) Actually I’ve cried often, most recently at that amazing film “The Constant Gardiner”

Q: Favourite movie snack?
I guess it has to be popcorn.

Q: Favourite TV programme?
Six Feet Under

Q: Who would play you in the movie adaptation of your life?
Difficult that one- because they’d have to look in their early 20s for the whole film 😉 But Meryl Streep could do the last few scenes.

‘Love Must be Tough’ is out now.