ELLE UK – ‘There’s too many people in this cast!’ Saoirse Ronan jokingly groans during a game of Knowing Me, Knowing You, to mark the release of See How They Run.
The Irish actor, best known for bringing Jo March to life in Greta Gerwig’s 2019 adaptation of Little Women, embodying Mary Queen of Scots in the film of the same name, portraying a relatable angsty teen in Lady Bird and garnering her first (of four) Oscar nomination at the age of 13 for her role in Atonement, c0-leads a pretty impressive ensemble cast in her latest film.
Ronan plays an ambitious police officer paired with seasoned, yet unorthodox, detective (Sam Rockwell), in a ‘whodunnit’ murder mystery comedy where the scene of the crime is a theatre (showing London’s long-running production, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap).
The production, directed by This Country’s Tom George, has a very impressive cast, hence Ronan’s struggle to pick the correct co-star in answer to our trivia questions. Joining Ronan and Rockwell are David Oyelowo, Ruth Wilson, Adrien Brody, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Reece Shearsmith and Harris Dickinson.
Ronan and Oscar-winner Rockwell shared all of their scenes together and forged a friendship off screen too, with Ronan telling us: ‘He’s the best. I’d only heard wonderful things about him as a person. He’s just one of the most exciting actors that we have. I had the best time working with Sam Rockwell, he feels like a proper friend now.’
Another actor – though not in this film – that she has a fond association with is Brad Pitt. Ronan was held as a baby by the Troy actor when she was brought onto set by her father Paul who was filming The Devil’s Own, with Pitt.
‘I hope he doesn’t get weirded out by this… that I’ve spent years telling people that he held me as a child. My mission is to make sure his children also know that I was held by Brad Pitt as a child,’ she jokes.
Upon learning that her co-star Shearsmith has previously said his most prized possession is part of The Wicker Man, signed by Sir Christopher Lee, Ronan divulged that hers is something she was gifted after shooting Little Women alongside Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen and Timothée Chalamet.
‘My favourite thing that was given to me was a copy of Little Women but by Jo March because there’s a whole sequence at the end of the movie where she gets her book published… I have a copy of it and Jo’s name is underneath the title which is very special.’
See How They Run is in cinemas from September 9th.
Saoirse Ronan chats to Brian Lloyd about her upcoming movie ‘See How They Run’. She tells Brian why she loved doing her first all-out comedy, why she insisted on using her own Irish accent for the movie, and how much she values humour as a narrative device.
‘See How They Run’ is a mystery comedy film directed by Tom George, written by Mark Chappell, and produced by Damian Jones and Gina Carter. Saoirse Ronan stars alongside Sam Rockwell, Adrian Brody, Ruth Wilson, and Reece Shearsmith.
In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard and eager rookie Constable Stalker take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theater underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.
It has been released the first theatrical trailer for Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel Little Women, which stars Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet and Emma Watson. In case you might have missed it, Saoirse plays Jo March – the second-eldest of the March sisters. Director Greta Gerwig’s spoke briefly with Entertainment Weekly in honor of the trailer release, about casting Saoirse for the role of Jo. The trailer and the piece of article can be found below. Little Women is set to be released in theaters on December 25, 2019.
For her tomboyish heroine Jo and romantic hero Laurie, Gerwig reteamed with her Lady Bird stars Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet (both of whom appear, by the looks of the trailer, to have been born for these iconic roles). “I just adore them. They are just spectacular as live actors, and there is some true pairing between them that feels like [it’s] in the tradition of great cinematic pairing,” the filmmaker tells EW and PEOPLE. “I don’t know what they do — I mean, it’s magic. I direct them, but it’s all there.”
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.
Saoirse was on Zoe Ball’s Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 yesterday! She was promoting “Mary Queen of Scots”, which is now in theaters in England. The show’s official Twitter account has shared a video of her visit, and our gallery has been updated with a picture of her with Tom Hiddleston and the crew, plus candids of her outside the studio.
"I was playing her when I was very, very, very homesick."
Saoirse Ronan felt she had a *lot* in common with her character in Brooklyn.
— BBC Radio 2 (@BBCRadio2) January 19, 2019
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!
Gold Derby has released a new interview with Saoirse! She talked to senior editor Joyce Eng about the evolution of “Mary Queen of Scots” through the years, the misconceptions about Mary Stuart and working with Margot Robbie on that one climactic scene in the film. You can watch it below.