Aisling Franciosi: ‘Periods of unemployment are part of the job’

A star since her teens, the Irish-Italian has blossomed into one of the standout Irish actors of the moment. She tells us about surviving lockdown in New York and working to a calm

10th January, 2021
Aisling Franciosi: ‘Periods of unemployment are part of the job’
Aisling Franciosi: ‘As the months ticked by and the phone didn’t ring for work...honestly, I had my first experience of proper anxiety’

Aisling Franciosi can’t complain. Down a video-conferencing line from London, the Dublin born, Irish-Italian actress has politely inquired as to how I’ve been getting on, as you must do in the current moment, and I’ve asked her the same question in return. “Yeah,” she says with a wavering note of uncertainty in her voice. “Not too bad...OK...I really can’t complain.”

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