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 (Gattaca, The 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… ’