JJ caught up with Saoirse to get the scoop on what it was like working with Max Irons, as well as their co-stars Diane Kruger and Jake Abel. Read the complete interview below!
JustJared.com: What was your favorite off-screen moment while shooting.
Saoirse Ronan: Max and I went to have dance lessons for the swing dance montage scene that we have. And we went to see this guy, I think his name’s Ralph or Ray, or something like that. And he was just so cool…but he was quite small. And he was a great guy, so we had really fun times doing that.
JJ: Did both of you pick it up at the same time or was one a better dancer than the other?
SR: I was a better dancer! I picked it up before Max did. Max needed to just relax a little bit. And I kept taking the lead, which I always do anyways whenever I dance.
JJ: I thought he said he was a break dancer when he was younger.
SR: Yea, he did this break dance Grease mix tape at a disco when he was like ten years old. He was like ‘Oh yea, I won this dance competition once!’ And we were like ‘Oh my God, when was that and what did you do and stuff?’ ‘I was like ten years old at a camp! I don’t know if anyone else danced’ I wonder if it’s on Youtube!
JJ: Did you have a favorite prop from set?
SR: Favorite prop? The little cryopod things cause they can be used for paper weights as well.
JJ: Did you steal any?
SR: No, but I should have! There was a few of those things that I really wanted to steal and then just didn’t have enough time. But I still want to take one of those. I might find out where they are, but I want to steal it though! You know?
JJ: Can you describe Max in one word?
SR: Mmm, Diane. Focused. [Laughs] She gets the good one!
JJ: What was the last movie you saw?
SR: The last movie I saw was Frankie and Johnny on the plane. It was great, it was really lovely!
JJ: What was the last song you downloaded?
SR: The last song I downloaded was a song by Daughter called “Human”.
SR: It was good, and it’s free before their album comes out. Have you heard of them? They’re a really good band, a really good English band, you should check them out.
JJ: Were you involved at all with any of the pranks that went on on set with Jake andMax? Did they involve you or prank you?
SR: There was one prank that Jake pulled on Max, obviously, when we found out that Max was afraid of things with wings, so like moths and butterflies and any kinds of insects. So he found this little plastic sort of cockroach thing that we put in his microwave that he would use everyday to heat up his lunch. And just watched the trailer waiting. And eventually he came, like ran out of the trailer freaking out! And the thing is that, I’m always the one who’s the accomplice in the pranks but I’m never the one that comes up with them really. But I get a real kick out of them, so eventually I have to tell the person that we’re playing the prank on that we’ve playing the prank on them cause they get a real kick out of it.
JJ: I hear you’re a pop culture junkie?
SR: Not a junkie. I’m interested in pop culture I guess.
JJ: Is there some interest that people wouldn’t expect you to like? You play serious roles, but there’s a playful side people see very often!
SR: I’m serious sometimes, but most of the time, I’m just like this! I like to surf during the summer, I really like doing that.
JJ: I heard you like viral videos! Do you have a favorite video?
SR: [Laughs] There’s two that I love at the moment. Do you know “Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That”? Sweet Brown? [Imitates video]. She’s like ‘I thought there was a fire!’ And then, this Taylor Swift video. You know that song that she has “I Knew You Were Trouble” and it’s like twenty seconds of her song and it’s right before she goes into the chorus and you know when she hits that high note? Well, they replace it with, it’s actually a sheep, well they replace it with a sheep screaming! You know they make that really weird screaming noise? And they replace it with the sheep! It’s the funniest thing. It’s so funny. So those two videos.
JJ: Do you know who Glowzelle is?
SR: Who’s that?
JJ: The cinnamon challenge?
SR: I’ve never done the cinnamon challenge! Is she good at it?
JJ: It’s amazing!
SR: I love that, when you’re laughing so much at one of those videos! And it’s just like, their reaction to something.