Category: Byzantium

Saoirse talks about “Byzantium”

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Saoirse has revealed some things about Eleanor, her character in the upcoming film “Byzantium”. Read the article below:

The big question concerning Saoirse Ronan – apart from how on earth one pronounces her first name (try rhyming it with “inertia”) – has been when exactly she might cross the threshold into adult roles, and how. The Irish actor has only just turned 19, so it’s hardly surprising she has spent her career playing children, though that rather under-represents the challenging nature of her parts to date.

Unusually for a young actor, she has achieved fame and acclaim without first passing through the brightly lit high-school corridors of the teen-movie genre. She was Oscar-nominated at the age of 13 for her otherworldly performance as Briony Tallis, the spiteful catalyst for catastrophe in Atonement; she was the murdered girl monitoring the hunt for her own killer in supernatural drama The Lovely Bones; she played a ruthless assassin in Hanna; and in The Host, a teenage science-fiction thriller from the pen of Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer, Ronan was called upon to give a double performance: as both a blank-faced victim of extra-terrestrial possession, and the indefatigable soul still trapped inside.

Given that she has technically never portrayed an adult on screen, Ronan is growing up in one colossal leap in her new film, Byzantium, an atmospheric chiller about a mother-daughter vampire team. Playing Eleanor the 200-year-old bloodsucker does dramatically raisethe average age of the roles on Ronan’s CV, although she insists the secret was to approach her as the 16-year-old she appears to be on the outside. “I didn’t really feel like I was playing an adult,” she says in her gentle Irish lilt when we meet in a London hotel. She’s wearing an emerald-green cardigan, and her fingernails are painted vivid electric-blue. Tissues and medication are spread out on the coffee table to help combat her cold. “Eleanor has been a teenager for 200 years,” she points out. “But that’s still what she is – a teenager. She’s a very old soul. “

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BBC Radio Interview

Saoirse has given Simon and Mark an interview in which she talks about the film “Byzantium”. It was a radio interview, so we’ve only got the audio version. Jump to the minute 34 to hear Saoirse.

Saoirse Ronan talks to Simon and Mark about her new film Byzantium. Plus the Box Office Top 10 and reviews including The Hangover Part III, Epic (3D) and Easy Money.

Click here for the interview!

Thank you very much to Dave Clark for the link!

(Videos) Scenes from the film “Byzantium”

A few scenes from “Byzantium” have been released a while ago and we had not posted them yet, so here they are! Not all of them feature Saoirse, but they are all about her character. Click “Continue Reading” for the other videos.

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Saoirse’s interview for the Irish Examiner

Saoirse has recently given a very sweet interview to the website Irish Examiner. She talked about the film “Byzantium” and her career. You can read it below:

Earlier this year she starred in The Host, based on the novel by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, and she found herself marooned for a while in New Mexico.  “It was the end of the whole shoot and I was a bit tired and mam had gone back,” she recalls. “She had to go because of her visa and I was a bit sad that she’d gone — I’d wake up in the morning and mam wasn’t there doing breakfast and lovely things like that. But the crew just make me some tea and it completely relaxed me so I love having tea when I go home.”

At 19 years old and with a string of high-profile films to her name, including the likes of Atonement, The Lovely Bones and Hanna, Ronan is currently brewing a strong career. Her most recent outing sees her team up with acclaimed Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan for Byzantium, a modern-day gothic thriller replete with blood, death and sultry vampires. Ronan stars alongside English rose Gemma Arterton, the pair playing mother and daughter, both immortal and carrying their fate as both blessing and curse.

“I hadn’t really seen that much horror before and to be honest I didn’t really know that it was going to turn into a horror,” Ronan says of the film. “I am really glad it did though because it is quite cool. But what really attracted me to the story was the fact that it was technically a vampire story but told in a completely different way.”

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Press Association Interview about “Byzantium”

A new interview about the film “Byzantium” has been released by the Press Association earlier today. Watch it below:

Glamour UK Interview about “Byzantium”

Saoirse has recently given Glamour UK an interview about her upcoming film, “Byzantium”. Watch it below:

“Byzantium” Photoshoot + Promotional Stills

And we’re finally caught up! Our gallery has been updated with photos from the “Byzantium” promotional photoshoot and some stills that were missing. Credit goes to our affiliate I Heart Saoirse!

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“Byzantium” International Trailer

The international trailer for Saoirse’s film “Byzantium” has been released! Check it out: