Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Break My Heart

You know Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, that adorable couple of from the movie Once? Who got Oscars for their song "Falling Slowly?" And who put together the Swell Season?

Yeah. They're not together anymore.

Hansard says:

"I think it was just a very natural part of what we were doing together. We had made the film. We had gone through so much with the Oscar. Of course, we fell into each other's arms. It was a very necessary part of our friendship but I think we both concluded that that wasn't what we really wanted to do. So we're not together now. We’re just really good friends."

I hope it was a mutal, decisive thing, because I love the result when they work together and I'd hate to see them stop playing together just because they're no longer dating. Plus, Hansard is much older than Irglova. (He's 38, she's almost 21.) I wonder if that--being at different places in their lives--had something to do with it.

Even so, I'm a little crushed. They were so cute together!

Oh well. Keep making the music, guys.