With two Os­car nom­i­na­tions un­der her belt the fairy­tale just keeps un­fold­ing for Jacki Weaver, who plays a rich and gullible wi­dow in Woody Allen’s lat­est project Magic in the Moon­light

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prize-win­ning de­but at the Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val to Weaver’s first Academy Award nom­i­na­tion for best sup­port­ing ac­tress (she got a sec­ond, two years later, for Sil­ver Lin­ings Play­book.)

Since that first “pinch me” mo­ment, Weaver has ap­peared in a seem­ingly end­less suc­ces­sion of high pro­file pro­duc­tions – from Ja­son Segel’s com­edy The Five Year En­gage­ment to Chan-Wook Park’s Stoker, with Ni­cole Kid­man.

Woody Allen’s 1920s rom-com Magic in the Moon­light is her lat­est project to hit the big screen.

Weaver plays a rich and gullible wi­dow in Allen’s 44th fea­ture, which stars Colin Firth as a pompous ma­gi­cian and Emma Stone as the charis­matic “clair­voy­ant” he sets out to de­bunk.

“I re­ally do go from one thing to the next,” Weaver says, who has clocked up

1 10 live ac­tion films, one an­i­ma­tion and a tele­vi­sion se­ries since be­ing “dis­cov­ered” by Hol­ly­wood.

A cou­ple of days af­ter our in­ter­view, she is off to Tokyo to film the sci-fi drama Equals with Kris­ten Ste­wart, Ni­cholas Hoult and Guy Pearce.

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