Saoirse was on BBC Radio last week promoting “On Chesil Beach”. We have embedded the interview below, plus added the photos in the gallery. Check it out!
The press tour for ON CHESIL BEACH continues, and a few new videos with Saoirse have been released! You can watch them below.
Saoirse is back on the press junket for her new movie ‘On Chesil Beach’, out this May 18 (US and UK). We have new interviews with her when she was in London, as posted below. We’ll be updating this post for more in the future. Enjoy!Continue reading “On Chesil Beach” Press Tour Videos (Part 1)
With On Chesil Beach, which will be in theaters next month, Saoirse Ronan sustains an unbroken streak of acting excellence that has encompassed The Grand Budapest Hotel, Brooklyn, and Lady Bird. The film is set in the narrowest sliver of historical time, the immediately pre-youthquake Britain of 1962, when, as Ian McEwan writes in the novella upon which the movie is based, “to be young was a social encumbrance . . . a faintly embarrassing condition for which marriage was the beginning of a cure.”
But the picture, directed by Dominic Cooke and co-starring Billy Howle, is tender toward its virginal newlywed protagonists rather than mocking and mean. “Satire creates distance. I wanted the reader, and now the viewer, to get right up close to them,” says McEwan, who handled the screenplay adaptation himself.
In bearing and appearance—”certainly beautiful, but in a sculpted, strong-boned way,” as the book has it—Ronan is uncannily right for the role of Florence Ponting, the violinist who takes the hand (but not willingly much else) of her groom, Edward Mayhew. “The physicality of Florence is so important, because there is so much that isn’t said,” Ronan explains. “And Ian writes with such love and understanding. I don’t think there are many films that have tackled this subject this way. Usually, it’s either a caricature, like American Pie, or overly sentimental.”
This week, The Hollywood Reporter released their 25 Most Powerful Stylists issue, featuring Saoirse and her stylist Elizabeth Saltzman. We uploaded the photoshoot along with the video/interview, which you can watch below.
It was published today by the Irish Times a new interview with Saoirse in which she talks about fame, Hollywood scandals, the abortion referendum and more. Read it below:
You wouldn’t guess that Saoirse Ronan carried the expectations of a nation on her narrow shoulders. The art of being Saoirse is, perhaps, the art of not seeming disconcerted. Her acting conceals effort. She appears to drift through performances on waves of unpretentious sincerity. Without kicking up scandal, causing kerfuffle or exposing any aggressive elbows, she has secured three Oscar nominations before the age of 24. (Jennifer Lawrence is the only other person to have managed that feat.)
Her turn in Atonement scored a best supporting nod in 2008. Two years ago, during the annus mirabilis of Irish cinema, she was nominated in the best actress race for Brooklyn. Now, up in the same category for playing a difficult teenager in Greta Gerwig’s wonderful Lady Bird, she has her best shot yet at the title.
When I meet her, I’ve just come from fellow nominee Daniel Kaluuya at another press bash. He said to say hello.
“Ach, I love him,” she burbles. “I said it to him the other day: ‘You don’t seem fazed by it at all.’”
Just this week we announced that a TV special with Saoirse would air in Ireland and here it is, ‘The Story So Far’! The Irish actress sits down with Karen Koster for an in-depth interview about growing up in Carlow, making it in Hollywood and landing her third Oscar nomination for the acclaimed Lady Bird. Watch the 20-minute video below: