Actress and singer Jessie Buckley is having quite a year. In addition to appearing in the surprise HBO hit, Chernobyl, her new film, Wild Rose, is a heartstring-tugging drama which has wit, verve, and no small amount of joy. I found myself tearing up and cheering loudly while watching the tale of a young Scottish singer, Rose-Lynn Harlan, who dreams of making it as a country artist in Nashville after being released from prison.
The songs -- a range of covers from the likes of Chris Stapleton, Primal Scream, and Hank Snow -- are executed with passion by Buckley, and it was a real treat to speak with her about the film and her upcoming projects.
Wild Rose is out this Friday, June 21, from Neon.
Tracklist (all songs from the Wild Rose soundtrack):
Jessie Buckley, "Born to Run"
Jessie Buckley, "Country Girl"
Jessie Buckley, "Glasgow (No Place Like Home)"