Category: Stockholm Pennsylvania

New/Old Sundance Portraits of Saoirse

I have updated the gallery with new lovely portraits of Saoirse from last year’s Sundance Film Festival for “Stockholm, Pennsylvania”.  Be sure to check them out. Enjoy!

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Saoirse’s Interview for Yahoo

With the premiere of Stockholm Pennsylvania on Lifetime, new interviews are being released in which Saoirse talks about the movie and more. This one was posted by Yahoo and you can read it below:

It’s no Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? And while we adore Lifetime movies of that ilk, this weekend’s television premiere of Stockholm, Pennsylvania — an intense kidnapping thriller that debuted earlier this year at Sundance — is a welcome addition to the Lifetime library of mother-daughter drama movies.

Pithily described by star Cynthia Nixon as “Misery with a mother and daughter,” the movie, from first-time director Nikole Beckwith, also stars Atonement Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, 21, as Leia, a young woman who was kidnapped when she was four-years-old. After spending 17 years with captor Ben, Leia is returned to her parents, and the reunited family is not fated for a happily-ever-after ending.

Ronan, who is fascinating and heartbreaking as Leia, talks to Yahoo TV about telling this aspect of a kidnapping story — which was recently nominated for a Critics Choice award — and the TV shows that are inspiring her to look for a small-screen starring role herself.

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Saoirse’s Interview for US Weekly

After the premiere of Stockholm Pennsylvania on Lifetime yesterday, US Weekly posted an interview with Saoirse in which she talks about the movie and wanting to participate in Saturday Night Live in the future. Read it below:

If there’s one thing that’s plagued Saoirse Ronan her entire life, it’s people mispronouncing her name. For those wondering, she says, “I pronounce it Sir-sha like inertia.” It’s one of the only things she has in common with her character Leia in Lifetime’s new eerie film Stockholm, Pennsylvania.

Leia, a young girl who was kidnapped at age 4 and raised by her captor Ben (Jason Isaacs) as a daughter, has gone through life unaware of the outside world, her real family, and even her real name (it’s actually LeeAnn). The unusual premise, which drops the viewer off right when Leia is returned to her biological parents Marcy (Cynthia Nixon) and Glen (David Warshofsky), gave the kidnap victim story an unusual twist that’s unlike most stories in the same category, including Lifetime’s recent success Cleveland Abduction.

“It’s not your typical kidnap victim story, and it doesn’t focus on the actual act of kidnapping a kid,” Ronan, 21, explains to Us Weekly. “It’s about [her] relationship [with Ben], and it’s about her relationship with her mother and how both relationships have kind of affected each other. With her relationship with Ben in particular, I didn’t treat it as someone who was keeping me captive, but just someone who was my complete world and meant everything to Leia.”

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Stockholm, Pennsylvania nominated for 2015 Critics Choice

Nominations for the 2015 Critics Choice Television Awards were announced Wednesday and the film Stockholm, Pennsylvania starring Saoirse as Leia received the following nominations:

• Best Movie Made for Television
• Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Limited Series: Jason Isaacs
• Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Limited Series: Cynthia Nixon

Don’t forget that Stockholm, Pennsylvania will have its World Premiere this Saturday, May 9 at 8/7c on Lifetime!

Lifetime Acquires ‘Stockholm, Pennsylvania’

According to Variety, ‘Stockholm, Pennsylvania’ starring Saoirse, Jason Isaacs and Cynthia Nixon has been picked up by Lifetime.

The movie from first-time director Nikole Beckwith revolves around a woman (Ronan) who is kidnapped as a child and after 17 years of living in a basement with her abductor, struggles to adjust after returning home to her biological parents.

‘Stockholm, Pennsylvania’ had mixed reviews out of 2015 Sundance Film Festival and it’s set to premiere May 2 on Lifetime.

(Video) Beyond Cinema Original Interview

Saoirse and her “Stockholm, Pennsylvania” co-stars Jason Isaacs and Avery Phillips spoke to Meredith Alloway, from Beyond Cinema Original, about the film. Watch it below:

(Video) Saoirse’s Interview for Collider

Saoirse talked to Collider during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and you can watch it below:

Saoirse’s Interview for Sundance Institute

The Sundance Institute website has posted a new interview in which Saoirse talks about “Stockholm, Pennsylvania” and “Brooklyn”, her two films that are premiering during the festival this year. Read it below.

Saoirse Ronan is ready for the second act of her career. Over a decade after first appearing on Irish television, and eight years after her take-notice performance in Atonement garnered Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations, Ronan is already a veteran movie actress. Yet somehow she’s also just 20 years old. With two new films in this year’s Festival, she’s leaving behind precocious child roles and embracing the knotty, less certain terrain of early womanhood. Rather than flip the script to present a familiarly confident, butterfly sexy, fully-formed new Saoirse, she’s instead exploring characters in transition – characters that to some degree shadow her own attentive emergence.

In Nikole Beckwith’s Stockholm, Pennsylvania, she plays Leia, a woman who’s returned to her parents and childhood home two decades after being abducted and raised by a kidnapper. She’s effectively an alien to her parents – she hasn’t been outside of a basement bunker in years, doesn’t know how to engage in public or social settings, and espouses a hippie apocalyptic belief system – but she’s also a smart, fully formed young adult. Hard as her parents try to re-raise her, to train her into being a dependent child again, she’s grown into her own, albeit disoriented, person. And in John Crowley’s Brooklyn, Ronan is Ellis, a young Irish woman who immigrates to America to start a new life in Brooklyn. From starting a new job in a department store to adapting to the new climate, culture, and crushing loneliness, Ellis’s days are trials, but also opportunities for growth, for adventure, and for love. When tragedy brings her back to her homeland, she’s caught between who she’s most comfortable being and who she might become. In both films, Ronan does far more than bank on the power of her famously translucent eyes – she freights the full weight of expressing emotions great and small, of embodying and representing complications of living that are perennially incomprehensible.

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