Ryan Gosling has managed to get together a very impressive cast for Lost River, including the hugely talented Irish actress Saoirse Ronan, who plays the role of Rat in the movie. Saoirse has opened up about her character Rat, admitting that the name fits the character perfectly, as she almost lives like a rat.
Ronan explained, “She lives in this house with her grandmother and her grandmother’s a hoarder and there’s lots of man-made tunnels within the house because there’s so much memorabilia that the grandmother’s collected over the years,” she said, before adding, “And I had a pet rat, Nick.”
As well as starring Saoirse Ronan, the Lost River cast also includes other impressive Hollywood stars like Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, Iain De Caestecker, and Ben Mendelsohn. Lost River does not yet have an official release date but we will let you know as soon as one is announced.
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Saoirse recently talked to Independent.ie about her experience filming “Brooklyn” in Enniscorthy, Ireland. Read the article below:
‘It was brilliant!’
That was how Hollywood star Saoirse Ronan summed up her return to a town she knew well from her childhood in Ardattin near Tullow: ‘I grew up in Carlow and use to come to Enniscorthy quite a lot when I was younger. I remember the cinema. We used to go there a lot.’
She was speaking at a reception in Enniscorthy Castle hosted by the local Chamber of Commerce and Town Council for the cast and crew of ‘Brooklyn’. The talk at the function was of bringing the premiere of the new picture, if not to Enniscorthy itself, then to the cinema facilities either Gorey or Wexford when it is released next year.
The star of ‘Brooklyn’ was particularly impressed and moved to learn that some of the extras recruited from around the area, or their parents, met their partners at dances in The Athenaeum. One of the big scenes in the film was such a dance in the same landmark building on Castle Street.
She was also touched to think that she was part of a movie dealing with emigration and the ties to home. Just turned 20, she revealed that it was familiar emotional territory for her own family: ‘Mam and Dad made that journey and went over to New York in their twenties.’
She happily posed for pictures with local people and came across as most down to earth, despite the fact that she is now famous all around the world. Throughout the time on set in Enniscorthy, Curracloe, Tagoat and Crosstown, paparazzi with their long lens cameras have been keeping an eye on proceedings, in the hope of capturing a shot of Saoirse with co-star Domhnall Gleeson.
‘It’s been very long hours generally – 13 hours a day but it has been going well.’
Paul Ronan, Saoirse’s father, was at the Ray D’Arcy Show yesterday, and he briefly talked about his daughter and how people could tell from the beginning she was going to be a star.
“She had a blankey in one hand and a doll in the other and she would put them down for doing the Jean Butler stuff because she would be up on very, very tippy toes doing the same dance in the same way,” he said.
He also told how his daughter, who is famous for her Meryl Streep-style grasp of accents, started doing accents and voices even before she could talk properly.
Source: Irish Examiner
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Saoirse has recently talked to Rotten Tomatoes about five of her favorite films, her love for classic cinema, her appreciation for David Lynch, and her experience on the set of The Grand Budapest Hotel. Read the interview below:
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976; 98% Tomatometer)
[Taxi Driver is] a film that really kind of struck me on an emotional level and as somebody who works and can kind of appreciate how films are made. I remember when I saw Taxi Driver for the first time, and I saw the creativity and the imagination that went into the shots that Scorsese chose, and to really kind of capture a very particular kind of New York. I thought it was really wonderful. You know, you can watch certain films and there are certain things that will stick out for you. It can be a great character or a performance or an ensemble performance or whatever, but when everything seems to come into play, it’s always really impressive, I think, when every single cast member is very strong. So I felt like with this film, cinematically, it just kind of ticked all those boxes for me.
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