Star thought film role was Gaelic gig

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - Exclusive -

A MU­SI­CIAN who landed a top role in the new Mac­beth movie said she thought she was ap­ply­ing for a job as a Gaelic singer.

Seylan Bax­ter, 47, who plays a witch in the movie, got in touch with film bosses af­ter see­ing an ap­peal for a woman with a Scot­tish ac­cent.

She said: “I thought they were look­ing for back­ground Gaelic singers…never dream­ing they were cast­ing for a film.

“When I landed the part I was stunned be­cause I have never acted be­fore.”

The role sees her star along­side Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Michael Fass­ben­der who plays the lead part.

Sylvie said her de­ci­sion not to dye her long grey locks also helped launch her screen de­but.

Sey­lan Bax­ter.

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