Saoirse and the film “How I Live Now” have been nominated for the Saturn Awards!
Best Performance by a Younger Actor:
Asa Butterfield – “Ender’s Game”
Chloe Grace Moretz – “Carrie”
Sophie Nelisse – “The Book Thief”
Saoirse Ronan – “How I Live Now”
Ty Simpkins – “Iron Man 3″
Dylan Sprayberry – “Man of Steel”
Best International Film:
“Big Bad Wolves”
“How I Live Now”
“Stoker” ”The World’s End”
The 2014 Saturn Awards will be presented in June in Burbank. View the complete list of nominees here.
Premiere Pr has released an interview in which Saoirse talks about the film “How I Live Now”, watch it below:
In an early announcement to retailers, Magnolia is preparing ‘How I Live Now‘ for Blu-ray on February 11.
The Blu-ray/UltraViolet combo pack will feature 1080p video and a DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: AXS TV: A Look at How I Live Now; and Theatrical Trailer.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.98.
Source: Hig-Def Digest
During an interview for CraveOnline, Kevin McDonald – who directed the film “How I Live Now” – talked about Saoirse. Read the article below.
CraveOnline: Saoirse told us you did not want to cast her at first.
Kevin Macdonald: [Laughs] Well, that’s not quite true. It’s not that I didn’t want to cast her. It’s just that I didn’t think of her for the role I suppose because I wanted an American and I wanted somebody who was unknown. I had it in my head that it should all be a cast of unknowns. I looked for a long time here in the States, had a great casting director, and we looked and looked and couldn’t find anybody.
Then the casting director in the U.K. said, “What about Saoirse?” And I said, “Well, she’s great. She’s a great actress but she’s Irish and she’s a bit older than the character who was meant to be maybe 16.” She said, “Well, you should just meet her.” And of course she walked in and I looked at her and was like, “All right, you’re so fantastic.” Then she read a scene and we were all in tears. Instantly I thought, what an idiot I am. Why didn’t I think of her to begin with? We would’ve saved a lot of time and pain.
Is How I Live Now your first love story?
I guess it is. I’ve done things which have a love story element in them, a romantic element in them of one sort or another. State of Play is a romantic story at it’s heart. Last King of Scotland even has a love story in it but this is the first one which I can say is a love story. That’s what it is. It is a love story. It’s about a girl who can’t love, can’t be loved, doesn’t feel she’s loved who learns to be loved and learns to give love and is transformed through the course of this tale. I was attracted to that. I wanted to make a love story. I wanted to make a story which, although it’s quite dystopian and dark and disturbing in some ways, is at its heart positive, a very positive human message.
For the complete interview, please visit CraveOnline.