Her Oscar-nomination (along with sister Naomi Sheridan and father Jim Sheridan) for "Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen" for In America (2002) marked the first time that father and daughter were Oscar-nominated for Writing for the same movie
There is a real hunger for success in America. People like to be around it, too much so when you look at the cult of celebrity over there. What I would like to see is Irish people embrace Irish cinema. I don't think that has happened yet. They [Irish film-makers] have to go away and become famous and then they have the green stamp of approval and come back.
I loved the idea of taking a character most people would think is a freak and just trying to get inside his head and see the world the way he sees it.