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Florence Pugh praises ‘kind and welcoming’ Irish people as she films new movie in Wicklow

Florence Pugh has praised the “kind and welcoming” people of Ireland, as she films a new movie here.

The actress has landed the leading role in an upcoming Netflix flick called ‘The Wonder’, the movie adaptation of a book by Irish writer Emma Donoghue, which is being filmed in Co. Wicklow.

Taking to her Instagram Stories after spending two weeks in Ireland, the 25-year-old said: “I can’t tell you how gorgeous everyone is.”

 

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“Every single person I interact with is so lovely and so helpful and so kind and so ready to just have a good time with you which has been really lovely.”

“So thank you Ireland for being so generous and welcoming. I’ve only been here for two weeks but its been gorgeous,” she added.

‘The Wonder’ is set in the Irish midlands in 1862, and follows the national sensation of a “fasting girl” – a young girl who stops eating but remains alive and healthy.

Florence will star as a British nurse named Lib, who travels to an isolated village to observe a young girl who has survived months without food.

 

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Tom Burke, Niamh Algar, Elaine Cassidy, Kíla Lord Cassidy, Toby Jones, Ciarán Hinds, Dermot Crowley, Brían F. O’Byrne and David Wilmot will also star in the film – which is being directed by Oscar winner Sebastián Lelio.

The official synopsis reads: “The Irish Midlands, 1862 – a young girl stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright is brought to a tiny village to observe eleven-year old Anna O’Donnell.”

“Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months. Is the village harbouring a saint ‘surviving on manna from heaven’ or are there more ominous motives at work?”

The film is set for release next year.

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