Saoirse talked about her upcoming film “Brooklyn” and about her heroes to HitFix at Sundance Film Festival.
The HuffingtonPost website has posted a new interview with Saoirse from the Sundance Film Festival in which she talks about “Brooklyn”, her film that just premiered in the festival this year. Read it below.
Saoirse Ronan speaks with a lovely lullaby accent and is up for talking about pretty much anything — how she used to think L.A. was “kind of shit,” how she doesn’t want to play the teenager who hasn’t been kissed or lost her virginity because she’s past those points in her life, and how “In America” is one of her favorite films.
But what she wants to talk about most is being Irish. Ronan had two films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, including “Brooklyn.” In the romance, she plays a young Irish immigrant who journeys to New York in the 1950s in search of a brighter future. Ronan’s character navigates her first love, homesickness and learning to fit in when she is very much an outsider. A sudden return to Ireland briefly sets her whole plan off track. The film garnered so much attention at the festival that it became one of this year’s top purchases — Fox Searchlight bought it for $9 million.
“I was waiting for the right Irish project to come along with the right Irish character,” she told HuffPost Entertainment in Park City. “I didn’t want it to be the stereotypical Irish film. I’ve been offered a few of those and I haven’t felt like they were special enough.”
The website RogerEbert.com has just posted a new interview with Saoirse from Sundance Film Festival.
The poised, gifted Irish actress Saoirse Ronan took hold in larger public consciousness with her brilliant turn as the fanciful and tormented young fabricator Briony in Joe Wright’s excellent 2007 adaptation of Ian McEwan’s “Atonement.”
The precocious 13-year-old earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her judicious and sharp turn. She promptly launched a promising and highly unpredictable career that has shrewdly moved between intimate art house titles and larger budgeted works with leading directors such as Peter Jackson (“The Lovely Bones”), Wes Anderson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”) and Wright (“Hanna”).
The 20-year-old actress continues to impress with two first-rate performances in two radically different works that each had world premieres at Sundance. She plays a young Irish émigré in “Brooklyn,” John Crowley’s emotionally buoyant and highly accomplished adaptation of Irish novelist Colm Tóibín’s 2009 novel of the same name.
James Franco, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman and other Sundance darlings do their thing in a slow motion video booth The Times set up on festival Main Street.
Director John Crowley, Saoirse and Emory Cohen talk “Brooklyn” at the Variety Studio at Sundance.
Our gallery has been updated with photos of Saoirse at the “Brooklyn” cast party hosted by Tinder Arts & Cinema Centre.
Saoirse was sighted around Park City, Utah, earlier today. Our gallery has been updated with the images.
Our gallery has been updated with photos of Saoirse at The Variety Studio At Sundance Presented By Dockers – Day 4.
Our gallery has been updated with the first batch of photos of Saoirse at the “Brooklyn” Premiere at Sundance Film Festival. We’ll add more as they come out, so keep an eye on our social network accounts for the heads up!