Saoirse has recently talked to TIME Magazine about her career and her current work in the play ‘The Crucible’ – she describes her character, Abigail, and her motivations, stating she believes it is important for her to play intelligent women, “because I think in art, you have a responsibility to portray real life”. A new beautiful photo was released along with the article, which you can see/read below.
It’s two hours before the curtain goes up, and Saoirse Ronan is making a cup of tea in her cramped dressing room. She offers me a cup, though thankfully not the “gross” licorice-flavored kind Ronan is drinking to revive her voice before she takes the Broadway stage as Abigail, the manipulative maid at the heart of Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible. As the Irish actor, whose name is pronounced “Ser-sha,” searches for her favorite green mug, we discuss how Abigail is traditionally played as a teenage seductress who beguiles the noble John Proctor. When the older man later casts out Abigail, she brings the 17th century Massachusetts town of Salem to its knees by accusing Proctor’s wife and others of witchcraft.
At least that’s the way U.S. schools usually teach it, I tell her. “I bet it was a male teacher who told you she was the villain,” she jokes in reply. To Ronan, Abigail is more victim than victimizer. “She’s usually played quite vampy and sexual and all that. I wasn’t going to do that. I just thought she’s a 17-year-old, quite precocious, very smart. But she’s hormonal and emotional because she’s 17, and this older man gives her time and attention. As far as she’s concerned, he’s in love with her, she’s in love with him, and she’ll do anything for them to be together,” she says. “And I respect that actually. ”Continue Reading (…)
Saoirse Ronan was on ‘Good Morning America’ this week talking about her Broadway debut in ‘The Crucible’. Watch the new interview below:
The 2016 Tony Awards have announced the first group of presenters that will be handing out trophies on Sunday, June 12 in New York. Saoirse, Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett and Steve Martin are set to present, along with Edie Brickell, Carole King, Audra McDonald, Patina Miller and Nathan Lane.
Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett and Steve Martin are set to present, along with Edie Brickell, Carole King, Audra McDonald, Saoirse Ronan, Patina Miller and Nathan Lane. This year’s ceremony, set to take place at the Beacon Theatre, will be hosted by James Corden and broadcast live on CBS.
Hamilton nabbed a record 16 nominations, followed by Shuffle Along with 10 and She Loves Me with eight. Long Day’s Journey Into Night is the most nominated play, securing seven nominations.
The awards show will be broadcast live from NYC on June 12.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
This week, Saoirse visited ‘The Dinner Party Download’ podcast. Listen to her full interview (starts at 19:10)! We also added two bonus audios from the interview. You can listen to the first [here] and the second one below. Check it out:
Last week, Saoirse did some promo for ‘The Crucible’. We have added new interviews from Fox and Broadway.com. Check it out:
Saoirse was on the ‘LIVE with Kelly and Michael’ show this morning to promote her Broadway show ‘The Crucible’. We have the full interview here, in which she talks about her birthday and playing Abigail. On-stage scenes from ‘The Crucible’ were also shown. Check it out!
Saoirse has just won Best Actress in a Film at this year’s IFTA Awards for her work in ‘Brooklyn’! Unfortunately, she couldn’t be there to accept it as she is currently busy with ‘The Crucible’ on Broadway.
— Irish FilmTV Academy (@IFTA) April 9, 2016
Saoirse and her The Crucible co-star Ben Whishaw are featured in a new editorial for this month’s Vogue issue. We have attached the new photo and interview below.
Saoirse Ronan and Ben Whishaw Bring New Dimension to The Crucible
by ADAM GREEN
If you are in the market for revelatory—and pulse-quickening—productions of plays that you thought you knew all too well, then the Belgian director Ivo van Hove is your man. On the heels of his devastating staging of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, van Hove returns to Broadway this month with his take on The Crucible, Miller’s thinly veiled allegory about the 1950s Communist witch hunts, set against the actual 1690s Salem witch hunts, featuring music by Philip Glass and an A-plus cast led by Ben Whishaw and, making her professional stage debut, Saoirse Ronan.
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Saoirse is on the cover of Flaunt Magazine’s April Issue. Here is the full interview of Saoirse, talking about acting in The Crucible, being raised Catholic, and looking forward to her future film On Chesil Beach. We have also added the stunning new photoshoot that was just released today. Check it all out!
SAOIRSE RONAN IS UNBREAKABLE
The 21-year-old Irish actor is present, with or without a broken finger.
Half an hour into our interview, Irish actor Saoirse Ronan makes a confession—she believes her finger may be broken. The finger in question was hurt in New York this morning during rehearsals for The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s classic witch-hunt drama, in which she plays the chief finger-pointer, ironically. “Sorry if I’m a bit distracted,” she says, displaying the true grit and poise it must require to make charming conversation while nursing what must be an incredibly sore digit.
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USA Today has published a new story today on Saoirse and her The Crucible co-star Ben Whishaw. We have added a photo from their new shoot together. Below, we also added a new video interview from USA Today.
NEW YORK — 21-year-old Irish actress Saoirse Ronan‘s screen roles have ranged from a precocious adolescent in 2007’s Atonement to a young woman torn between two homes and loves in last year’s Brooklyn — both of which earned her Oscar nominations.
What her characters tend to have in common, Ronan believes, is “they kind of stay in the background, observing, until they step in and (mess) things up.”
Abigail Williams, the 17-year-old orphan Ronan is playing in the new Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible that marks her professional stage debut, certainly fits the latter part of that description, and then some. Miller described Abigail in the stage directions for his 1953 play as “a strikingly beautiful girl…with an endless capacity for dissembling.”
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