[Interview] Saoirse talks with Telegraph

A new interview of Saoirse for the website Telegraph has been released. She talks about her family, her co-stars and, of course, her career. Read the complete article below:

Spend time with Saoirse Ronan and you will hear an awful lot about her parents, the family pet – and some of the biggest names in film.

We are talking about how she keeps in touch with home (a small village in County Carlow, Ireland) when she is away on set and she has just admitted to Skype-ing her border collie. ‘Mam doesn’t really like Skype because you have to do your hair. She’d prefer to chat to you on the phone. She sends me like five photos a day of the dog: Sassy eating toast, Sassy sunbathing, Sassy going for a walk, things like that.’

That Ronan’s speech is also peppered with casual references to ‘Pete’, ‘Mick’ and ‘Ryan’ – as in the director Peter Jackson and actors Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling – takes a little getting used to. ‘The thing is, I forget about people I want to work with and then suddenly, thank God so far, they’ve kind of popped up,’ she says brightly.

Recently Stephenie Meyer, the author of the bestselling Twilight trilogy, ‘popped up’. Meyer flew to Dublin to talk to Ronan about the lead in the film based on her 2008 sci-fi novel, The Host. After meeting the film’s director, Andrew Niccol (GattacaThe Truman Show), Ronan couldn’t refuse. ‘I think it could be one of those films,’ she says. ‘A lot of people are saying it is going to be the next Twilight. I don’t know if it is, to be honest, because that was so huge, that took over from Harry Potter, and it’s going to be a while, I think, before that kind of thing has such an impact again.’

This is new territory for 18-year-old Ronan, who claims that people only know her name in Ireland (her first name rhymes, ironically, with ‘inertia’). Overseas, she’s still ‘the girl from… ’

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LA Times Interview & Photoshoot

Saoirse Ronan A new interview of Saoirse for LA Times has been released! She talks about what drew her attention to “The Host”, the romantic scenes of the film, her choice of becoming an actress and much more. You can read the interview below, and make sure you check out the new portrait that was released with the article by clicking on the thumbnail. Enjoy!

Saoirse (pronounced SIR-sha, “like inertia”) Ronan plays an alien and a human in the same body in the new romantic sci-fi film “The Host,” based on a book by “Twilight” series author Stephenie Meyer. Ronan, who turns 19 in April, is already a seasoned thespian, with an Oscar nod for her performance in 2007’s “Atonement.”

Are you a fan of the “Twilight” vampire romance book and film series and its author, Stephenie Meyer? Is that what drew you to “The Host”?

Yes, that was definitely one of the draws for me to work with Stephenie. I had read the first “Twilight” book when I was 14 and really liked how clear she made something like first love and discovering yourself. I haven’t seen many of the films, to be honest — I think I saw the first one and the last one, but it was more the books that I liked.

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In “The Host,” you play two characters in one body at the same time. How did you build them and distinguish between the two in your acting?

I wanted to make sure that the characters were strong enough on their own that they were able to bounce off one another yet still work in harmony throughout the story. So we started to develop what kind of accents they would have. And it made sense for one to be very well spoken, very articulate, in every way calm and serene and positive. Whereas Melanie [the human] really moves and when she speaks it’s fight talk.

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WhatWeWear Interview and Photoshoot

I’ve updated our gallery with two photos taken by Justin Coit for the website WhatWeWear. Along with the images, they have released an interview – in which Saoirse talks mostly about style. Read it below.

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At just 19 years old, Saoirse Ronan already has a more diverse resume than many actresses three times her age. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for Atonement (at 13!), played a brutally-murdered teen in The Lovely Bones, and starred as a steely young assassin in Hanna. Off-screen, the Irish beauty’s style is as eclectic as her film roles. Equally polished and edgy, Saoirse glams up the red carpet with ease and grace—and just the right amount of swagger. This month, she stars alongside fellow style star Diane Kruger in sci-fi romance The Host, based on the book by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer. She took a few minutes out of her time stateside to talk favorite costumes, prissy dressing, and worshiping Tilda Swinton.

WWW: What does it mean to you when you get into costume for a film?
SR: I think it’s a really important part of building a character. To have time with the costume designer and director before you begin shooting is wonderful. Sometimes you’re building a character from outside in, and you take in the physicality of the person you’re playing through your clothes. They’re a big part of who the person is.

WWW: What has been your favorite movie wardrobe so far?
SR: My favorite was on How I Live Now. I was playing a girl from New York City with bleached blonde hair and piercings, and as soon as I put my leather jacket and creepers on I really felt like I could have an attitude.

I always have a special place in my heart for the yellow bell-bottoms that I wore for The Lovely Bones, but I wouldn’t wear that stuff out.

WWW: Describe your personal style.
SR: Very casual, very low key. Not prissy. Always something that has a bit of an edge.

WWW: What’s something you’d never wear?
SR: I’m not into really pretty pink things. When I was younger, I went shopping with my mum, and she brought this pink dress over, and it had these big puffy sleeves. I was only two, but I said: No, no, no! It’s too prettiful!

WWW: What style risk would you like to take?
SR: I’d love to wear Doc Martens on a red carpet.

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The Host Featured In A Collector’s Edition Of Us Magazine

Fans of Stephenie Meyer’s The Host and those eagerly anticipating Andrew Niccol’s feature adaptation of the bodysnatcher story may want to pick up a copy of Us Magazine’s Collector’s Edition, which hits stands this week and is devoted entirely to Open Road’s alien invasion film, headed into theaters later this month. Check out the cover ahead. Us Magazine’s Collector’s Edition issue dedicated to The Host promises “three huge posters,” stories from the set and information on the stars, among other things.

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