The new cover for the November 15 Issue of The Hollywood Reporter is here! And it features Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Allison Janney, Mary J. Blige and Saoirse Ronan! Our gallery has been updated with scans from the magazine, thanks to my friend Luciana, from jessica-chastain.com, and the featured photoshoot. You can read ther interview below.
Six top actresses — including Mary J. Blige, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney and Saoirse Ronan — open up about risky roles and how the industry’s culture of abuse might finally be on the verge of change: “I feel hopeful because we’re not ignoring it anymore.”
Jennifer Lawrence had some advice for recent New York transplant Mary J. Blige on acclimating to life in Los Angeles. “Just make friends with your neighbors, like I did,” Lawrence, 27, said to Blige, 46, before the start of The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Actress Roundtable, held Nov. 11 at Line 204 Studios in Hollywood. The mother! and Mudbound stars were meeting for the first time, but Lawrence is already good friends with fellow Oscar winner Emma Stone, 29. And three of the participants — Stone (Battle of the Sexes), Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game), 40; and Allison Janney (I, Tonya), 57 — worked together on 2011’s The Help. And all seemed endlessly fascinated by the thick Irish accent of Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), 23, so much so that nearly everyone attempted their own Ronan impression before the hourlong conversation was over. Of course, it wasn’t all laughs, especially not this year with the horrors of sexual harassment in the headlines. The actresses came with strong opinions on the subject, which quickly segued into a frank debate on how sexism and harassment are intertwined with the issue of pay inequality in Hollywood. Depressing? Yes, but given the attention on this subject, Janney noted, “It’s exciting to think of our culture changing.”
Saoirse attended Deadline’s Contenders event yesterday, along with Greta Gerwig and Laurie Metcalf. They took part in a panel about the film Lady Bird and posed for some portraits. Our gallery has been updated with the images!
Hey guys! I have finally started reorganizing our photo gallery! It was brought to my attention that several old albums had errors and the pictures weren’t showing – it turns out our backup was corrupted, and when we brought the site back online in January some of our files were lost. So I have been slowly replacing them, and Saoirse’s photoshoots from 2007 to 2011 should be alright now. I have also found 7 sessions on my external HD from one of the site’s very first backups – probably done in late 2013 – that had never been uploaded to our gallery for some reason, and they have now been added.
Saoirse has recently talked to TIME Magazine about her career and her current work in the play ‘The Crucible’ – she describes her character, Abigail, and her motivations, stating she believes it is important for her to play intelligent women, “because I think in art, you have a responsibility to portray real life”. A new beautiful photo was released along with the article, which you can see/read below.
It’s two hours before the curtain goes up, and Saoirse Ronan is making a cup of tea in her cramped dressing room. She offers me a cup, though thankfully not the “gross” licorice-flavored kind Ronan is drinking to revive her voice before she takes the Broadway stage as Abigail, the manipulative maid at the heart of Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible. As the Irish actor, whose name is pronounced “Ser-sha,” searches for her favorite green mug, we discuss how Abigail is traditionally played as a teenage seductress who beguiles the noble John Proctor. When the older man later casts out Abigail, she brings the 17th century Massachusetts town of Salem to its knees by accusing Proctor’s wife and others of witchcraft.
At least that’s the way U.S. schools usually teach it, I tell her. “I bet it was a male teacher who told you she was the villain,” she jokes in reply. To Ronan, Abigail is more victim than victimizer. “She’s usually played quite vampy and sexual and all that. I wasn’t going to do that. I just thought she’s a 17-year-old, quite precocious, very smart. But she’s hormonal and emotional because she’s 17, and this older man gives her time and attention. As far as she’s concerned, he’s in love with her, she’s in love with him, and she’ll do anything for them to be together,” she says. “And I respect that actually. ”
Saoirse Ronan is featured in the June issue of Vogue US Magazine, along with ‘The Crucible’ cast (Tavi Gevinson, Sophie Okonedo, Ben Whishaw). The new photo is part of the “A Revolution on Broadway” editorial, shot by Mikael Jansson. Credit to TheFashionSpot for the scans.
Saoirse Ronan and Ben Whishaw Bring New Dimension to The Crucible
by ADAM GREEN
If you are in the market for revelatory—and pulse-quickening—productions of plays that you thought you knew all too well, then the Belgian director Ivo van Hove is your man. On the heels of his devastating staging of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, van Hove returns to Broadway this month with his take on The Crucible, Miller’s thinly veiled allegory about the 1950s Communist witch hunts, set against the actual 1690s Salem witch hunts, featuring music by Philip Glass and an A-plus cast led by Ben Whishaw and, making her professional stage debut, Saoirse Ronan. Continue reading (Photo) Saoirse for VOGUE Magazine
Saoirse is on the cover of Flaunt Magazine’s April Issue. Here is the full interview of Saoirse, talking about acting in The Crucible, being raised Catholic, and looking forward to her future film On Chesil Beach. We have also added the stunning new photoshoot that was just released today. Check it all out!
SAOIRSE RONAN IS UNBREAKABLE
The 21-year-old Irish actor is present, with or without a broken finger.
Half an hour into our interview, Irish actor Saoirse Ronan makes a confession—she believes her finger may be broken. The finger in question was hurt in New York this morning during rehearsals for The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s classic witch-hunt drama, in which she plays the chief finger-pointer, ironically. “Sorry if I’m a bit distracted,” she says, displaying the true grit and poise it must require to make charming conversation while nursing what must be an incredibly sore digit. Continue reading (Photos) Saoirse for Flaunt Magazine
USA Today has published a new story today on Saoirse and her The Crucible co-star Ben Whishaw. We have added a photo from their new shoot together. Below, we also added a new video interview from USA Today.
NEW YORK — 21-year-old Irish actress Saoirse Ronan‘s screen roles have ranged from a precocious adolescent in 2007’s Atonement to a young woman torn between two homes and loves in last year’s Brooklyn — both of which earned her Oscar nominations.
What her characters tend to have in common, Ronan believes, is “they kind of stay in the background, observing, until they step in and (mess) things up.”
Abigail Williams, the 17-year-old orphan Ronan is playing in the new Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible that marks her professional stage debut, certainly fits the latter part of that description, and then some. Miller described Abigail in the stage directions for his 1953 play as “a strikingly beautiful girl…with an endless capacity for dissembling.” Continue reading (Photo) Saoirse and Ben Whishaw for USA Today