Entertainment Marianne Faithfull: The 60s were fun but also hard
Normal People star Sarah Greene welcomes her first child
In a new interview, the actress, 36, enthused how 'the last year has been life-changing in the best possible way' as she became a mother to a baby boy earlier this year. The screen star, who previously dated newly-married Aidan Turner, leads a relatively private life and the identity of her 'musician partner' is currently unclear.
Marianne Faithfull found the 1960s “difficult”
The ‘As Tears Go By’ singer – who left her husband John Funbar to embark on a relationship with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger in 1966 – saw her career take off during the decade but also developed a drug addiction, and looking back now, although she had “fun” at the time, it wasn’t quite as smooth-sailing as other people remember.
Speaking to the new issue of Uncut magazine, she said: “I did have fun in the 60s but I also found it really hard.
“I never quite get that – everybody goes on and on about how great the 60s were. I thought they were difficult.”
Bridgerton and Normal People expose romance’s colonial hangover
There is nothing apolitical about love stories because popular ideas of romance are steeped in 19th century imperialism.While love stories are still routinely sidelined by some academics and critics, the politics of love, sex and desire, and the stories we tell about them, cannot be overestimated. There is absolutely nothing apolitical about love stories because our popular ideas of romance are a colonial hangover, steeped in the reactionary values of the imperial 19th century.
And the 74-year-old star wasn’t impressed with her image as a rock star’s muse to Mick and his bandmate Keith Richards, rather than an artist in her own right.
She said: “I really wasn’t a good muse. I was a very bad muse. IT’s a rotten job!
“I don’t think you can be a good muse. You’ve got to die of consumption!”
Marianne’s latest record, ‘She Walks In Beauty’, features spoken-word versions of some of her favourite poems but she admitted she gets frustrated when the Romantic poets are compared to her former lovers like Mick.
The musician - who was homeless for a period of time in the 1970s - said: “Someone said that to me yesterday and I got really angry!
“I can’t bear it when journalists always try to hook something up to Mick – I mean Mick is highly intelligent and knows all these poems, but he didn’t have anything to do with this…
“I’ve got over it. I’ve realised it’s normal to try and do that. To try and get more than one big name in the article, isn’t it?”
Can Scott Robertson's Crusaders secure their fifth straight title? .
Scott ‘Razor’ Robertson and his red-and-black machine will attempt to go for five championships in a row – Super Rugby and Aotearoa combined – at their home ground on Saturday. Robertson is the coach with the Midas touch. In every team he has been involved with, silverware has followed, and you’d be a brave man to bet against the Crusaders doing it again. Some will argue that he has always worked with exceptional players, and that anybody could coach the Crusaders squad to a title. It’s a moot point because under Robertson’s gaze, the Crusaders have been relentless.