Hello! Welcome to I Heart Saoirse, a fansite for actress Saoirse Ronan. She is known for films such as "Atonement", "Hanna", "The Host" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel", and was most recently seen in "Brooklyn" - a film that got her an Academy Award nomination as Leading Actress, the 2nd she's received in her career. We have been sharing news, photos, videos and other information on Saoirse and her career since 2013, thanks to the support of many other fans around the world. We appreciate your visit, and hope you come back soon!
Category: ‘Interviews’ Category
Bella   //   November 16,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Interviews

Collider published an interview with Saoirse this week. She talks about Lady Bird and Mary Queen of Scots. Read it below:

Collider: This is such a great film, with such heart to it. Did you immediately get that from reading it?

SAOIRSE RONAN: Yeah! It was a very well-rounded script, in terms of the story and the characters, from the very first time that I read it. Actually, the draft that I read, initially, wasn’t far off from what we ended up shooting with, anyway. Nothing really changed. It was really nice to have that. Even then, we knew we were making something very special to us, but with a film that small and one that has a female lead who’s younger, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s going to be a success, commercially. So, the fact that that’s happening is amazing. It’s really exciting, actually, for myself and (writer/director) Greta [Gerwig]. It really feels like a girl power moment to have a film like this actually reach a wider audience. And not just the gender, just a film being so intimate is not necessarily seen as profitable. It’s great that that whole idea is starting to change now.

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Gabby   //   November 15,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Interviews, Photoshoots

The new cover for the November 15 Issue of The Hollywood Reporter is here! And it features Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Allison Janney, Mary J. Blige and Saoirse Ronan! Our gallery has been updated with scans from the magazine, thanks to my friend Luciana, from jessica-chastain.com, and the featured photoshoot. You can read ther interview below.

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Six top actresses — including Mary J. Blige, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney and Saoirse Ronan — open up about risky roles and how the industry’s culture of abuse might finally be on the verge of change: “I feel hopeful because we’re not ignoring it anymore.”

Jennifer Lawrence had some advice for recent New York transplant Mary J. Blige on acclimating to life in Los Angeles. “Just make friends with your neighbors, like I did,” Lawrence, 27, said to Blige, 46, before the start of The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Actress Roundtable, held Nov. 11 at Line 204 Studios in Hollywood. The mother! and Mudbound stars were meeting for the first time, but Lawrence is already good friends with fellow Oscar winner Emma Stone, 29. And three of the participants — Stone (Battle of the Sexes), Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game), 40; and Allison Janney (I, Tonya), 57 — worked together on 2011’s The Help. And all seemed endlessly fascinated by the thick Irish accent of Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), 23, so much so that nearly everyone attempted their own Ronan impression before the hourlong conversation was over. Of course, it wasn’t all laughs, especially not this year with the horrors of sexual harassment in the headlines. The actresses came with strong opinions on the subject, which quickly segued into a frank debate on how sexism and harassment are intertwined with the issue of pay inequality in Hollywood. Depressing? Yes, but given the attention on this subject, Janney noted, “It’s exciting to think of our culture changing.”

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Bella   //   November 14,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Interviews, Videos

We have added new video interviews of Saoirse, courtesy of the Academy, We Live Entertainment, Gold Derby, and Variety/Filmstruck. She was also featured in the LA Times Lead Actress roundtable and Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ series this past weekend; stay tuned for those videos in the near future.

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Bella   //   November 11,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Interviews

This week, we’ve been gifted with new promo material for Lady Bird. Indiewire posted a new interview with Saoirse yesterday, where she discusses meeting with Greta. You can read it below:

BY KATE ERBLAND

Gerwig’s film – her solo directorial debut, which she also wrote – follows Lady Bird through her senior year at the insular Immaculate Heart High School, a private Catholic institution in the suburbs of Sacramento that doesn’t really suit her sensibilities. As Lady Bird, Ronan is all energy and spirit and angst, an eye-rolling teen on the cusp of something new, something more, just something else. She doesn’t have it all figured out, and she doesn’t have to.

“She was this girl who was going to do something, and she was going to be something, but she didn’t know quite what she was going to do and who she was going to be,” Ronan told IndieWire of her first impression of the character. “I like that we found her at this in-between moment, while she was figuring it all out. She hadn’t necessarily arrived anywhere yet, she was just in between these big moments.”

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Gabby   //   November 09,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Interviews, Lady Bird, Videos

We have exciting news, guys! Seeing as the production of Mary, Queen of Scots wrapped last week, Saoirse has finally started promoting Lady Bird! And the very first interview we got was this from DP/30, which is fantastic. Our IHS Squad loves this channel! The video is about 35 minutes long, and definitely worth the watch.

Dani   //   November 08,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Interviews

If you’ve been following us on twitter, you know that our much anticipated Lady Bird press just started recently. Today we were given by Broadly the first interview with both Saoirse and her director Greta Gerwig in which they talked about Lady Bird’s glorious reception, coming of age films, directing and more. Read it below:

Congratulations! I love this movie so much, and I just heard that it earned the highest-per-theater average intake for a female director in history, that’s amazing! How are you feeling?
GRETA GERWIG:
That news is very fresh to me too, I can’t believe it!

SAOIRSE RONAN: I was able to experience watching it for the first time as an audience member. And I was weirdly able to be quite objective about it. I’ve never had that experience before. I don’t enjoy watching anything that I’m in. I usually can’t sit down to watch anything I’m in without having like a full-blown anxiety attack. And I was very nervous going in to watch it, just because of how much it meant to me, and how much it meant to Greta. And I really wanted to get it right for her. So, I went and I watched it with my best friend, in London. And from the opening frame, I kept turning to her throughout the whole thing, and I was like, “This is great, isn’t it?” And I just feel very, very proud to be a part of it. And also to be a part of her first film. Because she’s a great director already, and she’s just going to continue to become greater and greater. And it’s wonderful to witness that. And to see everyone celebrate her and her work, as much as they are already, is fantastic.

GERWIG: Saoirse is extraordinary. I’m glad she knows that. I mean, I know it’s hard to watch yourself sometimes, but she just so becomes this other person.
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Dani   //   November 02,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Interviews

Back in September we posted Saoirse’s W Magazine October cover and now they just released a piece of the interview online! Saoirse talked about royalty, Academy Awards and her cinematic crush. Read it below:

In Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird, out in theaters this Friday, Saoirse Ronan plays the titular Lady Bird—real name: Christine—a classic teenage rebel without a cause, complete with ample angst and Manic Panic dyed hair. In real life, the 23-year-old Irish actress is a bit more pulled together—that is, when she’s not with Susan Sarandon, who Ronan says once tried to get her in trouble with none other than Prince Charles during a royal gala. Luckily, she seems to have made it out of the incident unscathed, and will soon take on a royal role of her own in next year’s Mary Queen of Scots. The film marks Ronan’s return to a period film—set in 2003, Lady Bird doesn’t exactly count—a genre that has already garnered her two Academy Award nominations in 2008 and 2016 for Atonement and Brooklyn. Here, Ronan talks about her time at the Oscars, including when she almost didn’t get in, her first kiss, and more.

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