Collider published an interview with Saoirse this week. She talks about Lady Bird and Mary Queen of Scots. Read it below:
Collider: This is such a great film, with such heart to it. Did you immediately get that from reading it?
SAOIRSE RONAN: Yeah! It was a very well-rounded script, in terms of the story and the characters, from the very first time that I read it. Actually, the draft that I read, initially, wasn’t far off from what we ended up shooting with, anyway. Nothing really changed. It was really nice to have that. Even then, we knew we were making something very special to us, but with a film that small and one that has a female lead who’s younger, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s going to be a success, commercially. So, the fact that that’s happening is amazing. It’s really exciting, actually, for myself and (writer/director) Greta [Gerwig]. It really feels like a girl power moment to have a film like this actually reach a wider audience. And not just the gender, just a film being so intimate is not necessarily seen as profitable. It’s great that that whole idea is starting to change now.
We have added new video interviews of Saoirse, courtesy of the Academy, We Live Entertainment, Gold Derby, and Variety/Filmstruck. She was also featured in the LA Times Lead Actress roundtable and Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ series this past weekend; stay tuned for those videos in the near future.
This week, we’ve been gifted with new promo material for Lady Bird. Indiewire posted a new interview with Saoirse yesterday, where she discusses meeting with Greta. You can read it below:
BY KATE ERBLAND
Gerwig’s film – her solo directorial debut, which she also wrote – follows Lady Bird through her senior year at the insular Immaculate Heart High School, a private Catholic institution in the suburbs of Sacramento that doesn’t really suit her sensibilities. As Lady Bird, Ronan is all energy and spirit and angst, an eye-rolling teen on the cusp of something new, something more, just something else. She doesn’t have it all figured out, and she doesn’t have to.
“She was this girl who was going to do something, and she was going to be something, but she didn’t know quite what she was going to do and who she was going to be,” Ronan told IndieWire of her first impression of the character. “I like that we found her at this in-between moment, while she was figuring it all out. She hadn’t necessarily arrived anywhere yet, she was just in between these big moments.”
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.
Last night, Saoirse was at the Lady Bird surprise screening and Q&A at the London Film Festival. Also in attendance was her director Greta Gerwig. Vanity Fair has posted a couple of photos from the event and we’ve just added it. Check it out!
We have added a brand new photo of Saoirse in her film ‘On Chesil Beach’. ‘On Chesil Beach’ will screen this Sunday (Oct. 8) at the BFI London Film Festival. Check back for updates, if Saoirse does attend the premiere. There’s also a small new interview we’ve attached below.
As part of the lead up to next week’s Toronto Film Festival, Entertainment Weekly has posted a new behind-the-scenes preview at the filming of ‘Lady Bird’ with Saoirse, her co-star Timothee Chalamet, and director Greta Gerwig.
‘Lady Bird’ was confirmed to be part of the 55th New York Film Festival’s main lineup, which will run from September 28 to October 15 of this year. It will premiere at the festival just weeks after its premiere at Toronto. The US limited release date is also scheduled on November 10.
Lady Bird Dir. Greta Gerwig, USA, 2017, 93m
Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut is a portrait of an artistically inclined young woman (Saoirse Ronan) trying to define herself in the shadow of her mother (Laurie Metcalf) and searching for an escape route from her hometown of Sacramento. Moods are layered upon moods at the furious pace of late adolescence in this lovely and loving film, which shifts deftly from one emotional and comic register to the next. Lady Bird is rich in invention and incident, and it is powered by Ronan, one of the finest actors in movies. With Lucas Hedges and Timothée Chalamet as the men in Lady Bird’s life, Beanie Feldstein as her best friend, and Tracy Letts as her dad. An A24 release.