He was impressed enough to bring her up on stage to join The Frames for a song during their performance.“I was super embarrassed, but not because I had a rock-star crush,” Irglova told the New York Times in a 2008 interview.“It was because he was Irish and exotic, and I had to speak English.”Despite the difference in their ages, the two kept in touch, with Hansard mentoring her as a songwriter, and they finally began to perform together in Europe in late 2005 as a duo called The Swell Season.Glen Hansard “secretly married” rumors have caused quite a stir among fans. That remains a mystery for now, as the singer’s rep hasn’t commented, nor the couple released an official statement yet. The Tony Award-winning musical Once, which starts performances at the Royal Alexandra Theatre on Tuesday, is a bittersweet riff on the archetypal boy-meets-girl, boy-gets-girl, boy-loses-girl story.Twitter Reactions To Rumored Wedding“They certainly looked like a happy couple” a close friend Tweeted on Friday (August 11). But was he referring to the supposed wedding, some fans wondered. He has often stated that he regretted taking the role, because he felt it distracted him from his music career.In 2003, he presented the television programme Other Voices: Songs from a Room, which showcased Irish music talent on RTÉ.
She had been given the chance to address the audience after the swelling music had cut her off during their initial time.
Hansard hasn't given any interviews about the movie until now, but as Vulture found out, he had plenty to say about that time in his life, and how he and Irglova have moved on since — she, with new husband Tim Iseler.
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Her father had booked The Frames for a festival in the town of Valassky Mezirici in the Czech Republic.
At a party thrown for The Frames before their concert, Hansard heard Irglova sing.