Our gallery has been updated with several new images of Saoirse’s photoshoot for The Gentlewoman Autumn/Winter 2015. Please head over to our photo gallery to view them, they are absolutely stunning!
A great new interview with Saoirse and John Crowley – who directed her in ‘Brooklyn’ – has been released! It is 36 minutes long and well worth the watch.
Saoirse graces the cover of the Irish in-flight CARA magazine available on all Aer Lingus flights. She talks about movies, playing realistic women and about her Broadway debut. Be sure to check out the new gorgeous pictures.
Our gallery has been updated with new portraits of Saoirse for the Los Angeles Times, which were taken during this year’s Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month.
The Irish Sun has just posted a new interview with Saoirse in which she speaks out about huge gap between what male and female stars earn in Hollywood and about her plans of moving to New York next year.
The 21-year-old businesswoman, whose production company Slaney turned a profit of €111,677 last year, said financial inequalities in Hollywood are “not fair”.
She said: “What are my feelings about women being paid less than men? It’s ridiculous. It shouldn’t be the case anymore. We’re doing exactly the same job.”
“I feel like we’re very much part of a movement now with a film like Brooklyn (based on the novel by Colm Toibin) which has so many scenes in it that consist of female interaction and that only have women at the centre, being entertaining on screen. They’re smart, well-written, well-rounded characters. I hope that will help change things.”
“This financial inequality shouldn’t be the reality. It’s really not fair and there’s no justification for it.”
New York-born Saoirse who lives in Carlow also revealed she is thinking of returning to the Big Apple to study film.
She said both Ireland and New York feel like home to her in very real and different ways.
She explained: “I celebrate being Irish and I also really celebrate being born in the greatest city in the world.
“I think you can have different identities and you can take different things from the places you’ve grown up with. America has, over the past few years, become a huge part of who I am and a lot of my friends are over here.
“I’m going to move to New York next year and I can’t wait. I will always be Irish and I will always be very proud to be Irish and I will take that with me, wherever I go. We are like a nation of leavers but we always sort of come back . . . emotionally or physically, we always return eventually.
“I’ll fly the nest but Ireland will always be home and I’m very sure of that in myself.”
The thespian credits her success to her parents.
She said: “I don’t feel like I’ve ever had to hide any aspect of myself. I’m the kind of person — and maybe this is the way I work as well — where if something just doesn’t feel right, I have to sort that out. I can’t just sit on that at all because I get this huge knot in my stomach, no matter what it is — whether it’s needing to make a phone call to somebody or . . . if I feel like I’ve upset somebody and having to make sure I apologise, or whether it’s a job and feeling like a certain job isn’t right for me, I have to follow my instincts. It comes down to my parents and always being able to be open with them about how I feel.”
A new interview from while Saoirse was doing press for ‘Brooklyn’ at TIFF has been posted on youtube and you can watch it below. She discussed her upcoming film, New York, family and more!
Saoirse was sighted shopping in Dublin, Ireland, earlier today, and our gallery has been updated with a few pictures.
We have added more portraits of Saoirse taken at Toronto International Film Festival to our gallery! They keep coming out so we’ll be adding them as we find them. Thanks to Mouza, from gugumbatharaw.org, for sending one of them our way!
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Saoirse Ronan sat down with AwardsCircuit to discuss ‘Brooklyn’ while promoting the film at 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and you can read it below:
One of my highlights of TIFF this year was the opportunity to sit down with Saoirse Ronan to discuss her new film Brooklyn, as part of Fox Searchlight’s press junket for the film. Having seen the film a day earlier, I was eager to find out how she prepared for the role and the experience of making such a beautiful film. Below is an edited version of our conversation.
Shane Slater: Congratulations on such a beautiful film, it even made me feel nostalgic for Ireland! Was this a case where you knew from the start that you had something special here?
Saoirse Ronan: Yeh, I read the script about a year before we started to shoot the film. And from when I signed on, to when we actually made it a year later, I had moved out, left home and I had gone through that whole emotional journey that she goes through. So, I loved it to begin with and it was absolutely the right first Irish script for me to do. I had never done another Irish film before and this felt like the right one. But by the time we actually shot it, it meant so much more to me.
It’s interesting that you say that you felt that yearning as well. Because when we were making it and when I went to Ellis Island after we wrapped, I thought this is an Irish film, for Irish people, for Ireland. My mom came over for her birthday and I told her I really wanted to go to Ellis Island, to kind of round the film up. And I had only ever thought of it as a place where a lot of Irish people came in. And I went there, and for better or worse, the amount of Irish, English, Scots, Jewish, Germans, all these different people had been brought to this one place and had no idea what to expect. It’s so incredibly special because it binds everyone together and from that point onwards, I thought this story is actually for everyone. For anyone who ever left home, moved away to college, moved down the road, or left the country they grew up in. And it’s that sense of not knowing where you belong in this new part of your life, we’ve all gone through it. That’s what I went through when I moved to London and I basically relived it all over again when we did the film. So it was very overwhelming.