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.
Our gallery has been updated with images from the Academy Screening of LADY BIRD, which Saoirse attended last night. She was part of a panel about the film, moderated by Brian Rose, and was joined by Greta Gerwig, Sam Levy and Nick Huoy.
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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Saoirse attended Deadline’s Contenders event yesterday, along with Greta Gerwig and Laurie Metcalf. They took part in a panel about the film Lady Bird and posed for some portraits. Our gallery has been updated with the images!
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.
We have more ‘Lady Bird’ materials to share with you. This week, the second poster was released along with a couple of new promotional images. @LadyBirdMovie also tweeted an ad with new scenes. Reminder: the film will be released in select theatres in a little over a week.
Great news! It was announced today by Variety that Sony Classics bought the rights to “The Seagull”, so we can expect news such as release dates and trailers soon enough.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired most rights to Michael Mayer’s movie adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play “The Seagull,” starring Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening, and Elisabeth Moss.
The deal covers North America, Germany, Scandinavia, Greece, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia. It excludes China, Korea, and Japan. The film also stars Corey Stoll, Brian Dennehy, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Glen Fleshler, Michael Zegen, and Billy Howle.
“The Seagull,” first performed in 1896, is set at a country estate where guests have gathered to watch a play. “‘The Seagull’ is the heartbreaking and funny story of friends and lovers, all of whom are in love with the wrong person,” Sony Classics said in a statement. “The movie is timely in its depiction of the tragic consequences of narcissism, particularly on young dreams and romantic love.”
Producers are Tom Hulce, Leslie Urdang, Bob Salerno, Jay Franke, and David Herro. Sony Classics is planning a 2018 release.
The deal was negotiated between Sony Pictures Classics, CAA, and Endeavor Content. Hyde Park International represents the remaining world rights.
Mayer said, “If I could dream up the perfect company to release my film, I would conjure Sony Classics. Michael Barker and Tom Bernard have released so many brilliant and varied films in the last nearly 30 years, it’s a huge honor to collaborate with them on the release of ‘The Seagull.’”