Categories Public Appearances

(Photos) Irish Arts Center Spring Gala

Last week, Saoirse attended the Irish Arts Center’s Spring Gala in New York to celebrate Irish stars on Broadway. She is pictured with her ‘The Crucible’ co-stars Jim Norton and Ciaran Hinds. We have now added the photos from the event (thanks to the official IAC Facebook page). Check it all out!

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Categories Articles Interviews Photoshoots

Saoirse talks to TIME

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.

Saoirse RonanIt’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. ”

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Categories Awards

Saoirse to present at the 2016 Tony Awards

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

Categories Charity Videos

(Videos) Red Nose Day Fundraiser

The RedNoseDay USA Youtube channel has uploaded three new adorable videos of Saoirse speaking about the fundraising event. You can make your donation at RedNoseDay.org to help millions of kids around the world. There will be a live telecast on NBC (Thursday May 26th). Watch the videos below:

 


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