The production company Working Title has posted a short video of Saoirse on the set of “Mary Queen of Scots” to their Youtube channel. It goes with a picture that had previously been shared on Twitter of a super “angry” Saoirse dressed as Mary Stuart, the character she plays in the film.
We’ve added that specific image, plus a couple of others of her on set, to our photo gallery.
Saoirse and Margot Robbie were on BBC Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James to promote “Mary Queen of Scots”! It seems to have happened a while ago, but their official channel on Youtube has just shared the video, and you can watch it below.
Saoirse was on The Graham Norton Show last night to promote “Mary Queen of Scots”! She got to spend some time with her “Lady Bird”, “Little Women” and “The French Dispatch” co-star Timothee Chalamet – At this point we just assume they have a joint contract. Actress Laura Linney and actor Stephen Mangan were also on the episode, and you can watch a video of it below.
We’ll be keeping our eyes out for the full episode!
Saoirse was on RTÉ One’s The Late Late Show yesterday! They played an adorable audio of 10 year-old Saoirse calling the radio and imitating The Gingerbread Man from Shrek for a contest, and she talked about her experience with the Me Too movement and being constantly protected by her parents.
She was also photographed outside the studio, and our gallery has been updated with the candids.
Saoirse was on The One Show to promote Mary Queen of Scots! She talks about waiting 6 years to play Mary, how she got the role so early on, her Scottish accent and bringing a more accurate version of the monarch’s story to life. You can watch a video of her appearance below.
Saoirse is in the February cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK! She talked to Erica Wagner about British monarchs, Irish borders and whether history will repeat itself in the age of Brexit. The featured images, as well as the cover, have been added to our photo gallery. You can read the article below!
Saoirse Ronan on British monarchs, Irish borders and Mary Queen of Scots
She was the Queen who might have been. Mary Stuart was the daughter of James V of Scotland and his French wife, Mary of Guise; born in 1542, her charm, beauty and education made her as remarkable a figure as England’s Elizabeth I and indeed, as the great-niece of Henry VIII, there were those who thought her the legitimate heir to the English throne. It is the rivalry between these two women that is the focus of Josie Rourke’s captivating film Mary Queen of Scots – the eponymous heroine embodied by Saoirse Ronan, and Elizabeth by Margot Robbie. Now, on a sunny Sunday morning in Massachusetts, Ronan and I are chatting about the film – and much else besides – though the woman before me seems far from the regal figure I’ve seen onscreen, in a thick cardigan and candy-striped pyjama bottoms. It’s her one day off a week from filming Greta Gerwig’s second directorial outing, an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. She’s curled up on the sofa, nursing a cold and sipping tea through a straw, but her conversation is lively, funny, warm; and as soon as I’m in her presence I feel as if we’ve known each other for years.
The conflict between Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I would, as we know, eventually lead to Mary’s execution. Rourke’s film is a depiction of the balance of power between them: in a certain sense it’s almost incidental that both are women. ‘The interesting thing is that they’re so similar in many ways,’ says Ronan. ‘The rivalry is almost created by the
lords and advisors around them. They used to write to each other all the time, and we
have a scene in the film where Mary says of Elizabeth, “Nobody understands my situation except her.” I think that’s an interesting thing to see in a political drama, that you’ve got these two people who have been turned into enemies by the people around them, but really they are sisters first and foremost. There’s an incredible strength that comes from acknowledging that.’