Irish actress Sarah Carroll admits she was close to quitting acting before IFTA nomination

Sarah says the nomination has been a "turning point" for her


Sarah Carroll has admitted that she was close to quitting acting before receiving an IFTA nomination.

The 38-year-old, who has been nominated for her role in movie The Limit Of, was three-months pregnant and suffered from hyperemesis and severe vomiting during filming.

Speaking to the Irish Mirror about her nomination, Sarah said, “I’m absolutely thrilled to be included in the line-up, I really am. It’s a bit out of the blue considering this film has had two screenings.”

“Whatever happens on the night it doesn’t matter. Im just happy to be there at the moment. I was all the way close to quitting because when I fell pregnant and shot this film I haven’t actually done anything since.”

“Had this not progressed I honestly don’t know if I’d be going back at all. It’s actually been this film that has hopefully been the turning point… after eight, 10 years of just trucking along and not going where you want to go to.

“The realities of life step in and you have to consider going full-time in something else you know. I 100% [want to do more]. You don’t lose it for a lack of love for it. I am truly hoping there will be some opportunities and I can go back to acting,” she continued.

The Limit Of premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh last summer, and follows protagonist James Allen who lives alone, works as a banker, and looks after his widowed mother.

What he doesn’t know is that the bank he works for is about to repossess her home, and when the stress of this provokes a family crisis, James begins to question his whole life.

Sarah Carroll in The Limit Of | Ignition Film Productions

Sarah plays Alison Leonard, the protagonist’s beautiful co-worker who has her own agenda, which puts her on a collision course with James. The film explores limits imposed upon us by choices we make – limits set by our careers, desires, needs and even the choice of who we love.

Sarah is nominated in the IFTA Best Supporting Actress category, and she’s up against Deirdre O’Kane for Halal Daddy, Victoria Smurfit for The Lears, Fionna Hewitt Twamley for Cardboard Gangsters and Niamh Algar for The Drummer and The Keeper

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 15.

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