Saoirse talked to the Independent.ie at the Yes Equality ‘Your Yes Matters’ campaign launch today about the importance of voting in the Marriage Equality referendum.
Academy Award-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan says she is excited and honoured that her first vote will be for marriage equality.
The 21-year-old Carlow native is eager to encourage her fellow young people to get out and vote this Friday in the Marriage Equality referendum.
Speaking at the Yes Equality ‘Your Yes Matters get out the vote’ campaign launch, Ms Ronan said this is an opportunity for her generation to create a fair and equal society.
“I’m really excited about it and I’m really honoured that my first vote is going to be a yes vote for marriage equality,” she said. “If it’s a yes vote it means we’re standing with the best of them. We’re forward-thinking, we’re fair, we’re just and we’re equal. If we don’t, then we’re none of those things and I would be extremely disappointed.”
With the premiere of Stockholm Pennsylvania on Lifetime, new interviews are being released in which Saoirse talks about the movie and more. This one was posted by Yahoo and you can read it below:
It’s no Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? And while we adore Lifetime movies of that ilk, this weekend’s television premiere of Stockholm, Pennsylvania — an intense kidnapping thriller that debuted earlier this year at Sundance — is a welcome addition to the Lifetime library of mother-daughter drama movies.
Pithily described by star Cynthia Nixon as “Misery with a mother and daughter,” the movie, from first-time director Nikole Beckwith, also stars Atonement Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, 21, as Leia, a young woman who was kidnapped when she was four-years-old. After spending 17 years with captor Ben, Leia is returned to her parents, and the reunited family is not fated for a happily-ever-after ending.
Ronan, who is fascinating and heartbreaking as Leia, talks to Yahoo TV about telling this aspect of a kidnapping story — which was recently nominated for a Critics Choice award — and the TV shows that are inspiring her to look for a small-screen starring role herself.
After the premiere of Stockholm Pennsylvania on Lifetime yesterday, US Weekly posted an interview with Saoirse in which she talks about the movie and wanting to participate in Saturday Night Live in the future. Read it below:
If there’s one thing that’s plagued Saoirse Ronan her entire life, it’s people mispronouncing her name. For those wondering, she says, “I pronounce it Sir-sha like inertia.” It’s one of the only things she has in common with her character Leia in Lifetime’s new eerie film Stockholm, Pennsylvania.
Leia, a young girl who was kidnapped at age 4 and raised by her captor Ben (Jason Isaacs) as a daughter, has gone through life unaware of the outside world, her real family, and even her real name (it’s actually LeeAnn). The unusual premise, which drops the viewer off right when Leia is returned to her biological parents Marcy (Cynthia Nixon) and Glen (David Warshofsky), gave the kidnap victim story an unusual twist that’s unlike most stories in the same category, including Lifetime’s recent success Cleveland Abduction.
“It’s not your typical kidnap victim story, and it doesn’t focus on the actual act of kidnapping a kid,” Ronan, 21, explains to Us Weekly. “It’s about [her] relationship [with Ben], and it’s about her relationship with her mother and how both relationships have kind of affected each other. With her relationship with Ben in particular, I didn’t treat it as someone who was keeping me captive, but just someone who was my complete world and meant everything to Leia.”
Actress Rose McIver, star of the new television show “iZombie”, was interviewed by Saoirse for Interview Magazine. The pair met during the making of the film “The Lovely Bones”, back in 2008, and have remained close friends ever since. The focus of the interview is Rose’s career, but since it gives us a very sweet interaction between the two of them, we thought you might want to read it anyway.
In Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, Rose McIver plays Lindsey Salmon, a young woman carrying the weight of the brutal rape and murder of her older sister Susie. Over the course of filming in her native New Zealand, McIver became friends with the actress playing the forever 14-year-old Susie, Saoirse Ronan. Seven years later, and the two remain close. They do, after all, have a lot in common: both McIver and Ronan began acting when they were still children in English-speaking countries with a much smaller entertainment industry than the U.S.
Now 26, McIver is an industry veteran with a résumé that includes everything from The Piano and Xena: Warrior Princess to Once Upon a Time, Masters of Sex, and indie films like Brightest Star. Tonight, McIver’s new show iZombie will debut on the CW. The premise might sound a little silly—McIver stars as a crime-solving zombie who works in a morgue and eats the brains of murder victims—but, helmed by Veronica Mars’ Rob Thomas, the series is clever and fun.
SAOIRSE RONAN: Rosiepops! Can you hear me? You sound really far away.
ROSE McIVER: Yeah, you sound like you’re talking through a hedge. It’s like that Louis C.K. thing—it’s a miracle we can even talk like this.
Saoirse is set to appear on the Late Late Show this Friday (November 14th, 2014)!
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan and comedian Brendan Grace will chat to Ryan Tubridy on this Friday’s Late Late Show.
Also this week The Late Late Show will launch its Toy Show Jumper Competition. A spokesperson for the show explained to RTÉ Ten that they are looking for a member of the public to knit a Christmas jumper for Ryan to wear on the Toy Show.
They said: “As with every year Ryan will wear a festive jumper on The Late Late Toy Show. Usually he buys one but this year he needs the public’s help.
“Their mission should they chose to accept – it is to knit Ryan a Toy Show Jumper! If the jumper committee approves it he’ll wear it on the Toy Show.”
If you would like to enter, send your finished jumper to The Late Late Toy Show Jumper, PO Box 170, Dublin 4. It needs to arrive no later than Friday November 21.
Don’t send anything that you are too attached to as The Late Late Show will not be able to send them back.
One of the youngest actresses to be nominated for an Oscar, it was clear from the outset that Saoirse Ronan was destined for big things, and that’s before you throw her actor father Paul Ronan into the mix. Earning the election at just 13 for her role in 2007’s Atonement, she went on to star alongside the likes of Susan Sarandon (in 2009’s The Lovely Bones) and Cate Blanchett (2011’s Hanna). Now, at just 20 years old, Ronan already has a reputation for role picking done right.
When we catch her jetlagged and cocooned in blankets on a sofa in her home in Ireland, Ronan is doing what any sensible girl would do: indulging in a 24-hour marathon of Homeland, her latest obsession. We talk through upcoming films Stockholm, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn, dream director collaborations and why integrity is paramount.
Wonderland: Talk us through the films you have coming out.
Saoirse Ronan: At the start of the year I did Stockholm, Pennsylvania. It’s a tiny film written and directed by Nikole Beckwith. It was her first time directing and we did it in 19 days, on a million dollar budget. I’d never done anything like that before. It was interesting to see how somebody, especially a new filmmaker, could handle that kind of pressure. After that I had about a week off, before moving onto Brooklyn.
Our gallery hasbeen updated with more screen captures of Saoirse’s interviews. These are from 2014, during the promotion of the film “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. I’ll be uploading more soon!
Screen Captures > Interviews > 2014 > Movies Coming Soon – “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
I’ve uploaded another batch of screen captures of recent interviews to our photo gallery.
Screen Captures > Interviews > 2013 > The Hollywood Reporter – “How I Live Now”
Screen Captures > Interviews > 2013 > HeyUGuys – “Byzantium”
Screen Captures > Interviews > 2013 > The Showbiz – “How I Live Now”
Screen Captures > Interviews > 2013 > Film – “The Host”
Due to a couple of recent requests, our gallery has been updated with screen captures of several interviews of Saoirse. I will continue to upload more captures in the next couple of weeks, so if you like those, make sure you keep an eye on our Photo Gallery!
Screen Captures > Interviews > 2013 > Film 4 – “How I Live Now”
Screen Captures > Interviews > 2013 > Hollywood Interviews – “How I Live Now”
Screen Captures > Interviews > 2013 > DP/30 – “How I Live Now”
Screen Captures > Interviews > 2011 > DP/30 – “Hanna”
Saoirse has recently talked to Rotten Tomatoes about five of her favorite films, her love for classic cinema, her appreciation for David Lynch, and her experience on the set of The Grand Budapest Hotel. Read the interview below:
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976; 98% Tomatometer)
[Taxi Driver is] a film that really kind of struck me on an emotional level and as somebody who works and can kind of appreciate how films are made. I remember when I saw Taxi Driver for the first time, and I saw the creativity and the imagination that went into the shots that Scorsese chose, and to really kind of capture a very particular kind of New York. I thought it was really wonderful. You know, you can watch certain films and there are certain things that will stick out for you. It can be a great character or a performance or an ensemble performance or whatever, but when everything seems to come into play, it’s always really impressive, I think, when every single cast member is very strong. So I felt like with this film, cinematically, it just kind of ticked all those boxes for me.