Anne-Marie Duff Not a Beatles Fan
Anne-Marie Duff says it was an “advantage” not being a Beatles fan when playing John Lennon’s mother.
The actress voices the late singing legend’s mum Julia in Nowhere Boy and says she was able to approach the project with no preconceptions about the story.
She said: ‘I’d been a Beatles fan in my teens because it was embarrassing not to be really. Other than that, though, I didn’t know much. But in a way that was an advantage. For me, reading the script was just like reading a bonkers old family saga. I loved the fact that on the one hand it felt like every other fucked up family, but on the other it was the genesis of this genius.”
Anne-Marie Duff also said she is careful about the roles she takes on, particularly if a movie or TV show has excessive violence in it. She added to Seven magazine: “I’m a right pain for my agent. I won’t take certain parts if I think they’re offensive or banal. For instance, I won’t do a film if I think it’s full of violence for violence’s sake, or a television drama if I don’t think it’s intelligent writing. “Thanks be to God, I’ve always been able to be that way. But if I’d been out of work for three years then obviously I’d be grateful for anything I got.”