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New production images from ‘Brooklyn’

Our gallery has been updated with a couple of new promotional stills from ‘Brooklyn’, as well as the first behind the scenes image of Saoirse. Head over there and check them out!

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(Photos) Saoirse for Backstage Magazine

Saoirse has recently spoken to Backstage magazine about ‘Brooklyn’, and the article has just been released. Our gallery was updated with a photoshoot featured in the issue, and you can read her interview below.

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Eilis Lacey is a girl on the cusp of womanhood in “Brooklyn,” director John Crowley’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s 2009 novel. Leaving behind her rural hometown in Ireland, Eilis is heading into an uncertain future in 1950s New York. And though the period setting might seem distancing, the story of growth and the nature of home spoke directly to star Saoirse Ronan.

“As you leave home, you’re never able to take that step back,” Ronan says. “The realization that I had is that no matter what, once you have an experience that is separate from your home life and from your family and where you grew up, you will never be the same again. You will never be the person that you’d have been had you stayed.”

Sitting over hors d’oeuvres at Manhattan’s Crosby Street Hotel, Ronan is referring not only to screenwriter Nick Hornby’s script (which charts Eilis’ move to Brooklyn; her first love; and her return to Ireland upon a family member’s death), but also to her own life. When Crowley first approached her about the role several years ago, Ronan was in the midst of planning a permanent move from her parents’ house in Dublin to London. Much like Eilis’ emigration to Brooklyn, Ronan’s move to London was her unequivocal leap into independence and adulthood—one she made just before filming “Brooklyn.”

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(Scans) Empire – December

Saoirse is features on the December issue of Empire magazine. There is a review on ‘Brooklyn’ right on the beginning of the issue, and a page talking about her a little further on. We have added the scans to our photo gallery.

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(Photos) ‘Brooklyn’ Irish Premiere

Saoirse is currently at the Irish premiere of her film ‘Brooklyn’. We have updated our photo gallery with the first images from the event, and we’ll add more as they come out.

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(Video) New ‘Brooklyn’ Clip

A new clip for ‘Brooklyn’ has been released featuring Saoirse and her co-star Domhnall Gleeson, watch it below:

(Photos) BFI London Film Festival Coverage

We have updated our gallery with the first batch of images of Saoirse at BFI London Film Festival, where she attended a photocall, a press conference and a premiere for the film ‘Brooklyn’. Thanks to Luciana, from winona-ryder.org, for sending some of them our way!

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Saoirse’s interview for Hypable

Selina Wilken from Hypable had the chance to talk to Saoirse during the BFI London Film Festival, and the interview is already online. They talked about Brooklyn, female directors, stories from the Atonement set and more!

Why ‘Brooklyn’ is Saoirse Ronan’s most personal project yet
Saoirse Ronan describes Brooklyn as, “Very challenging, but the most rewarding film I’ve ever done.”

“Just the effect it has on me… I don’t know what it is, I’m still very much awash with emotion,” she admits. “Eilis, and Eilis’ story, is just a huge part of who I am.”

In the past, Ronan has always looked for roles that allowed her to step away from herself and play varied, interesting characters. But in Brooklyn, she really found herself empathizing with Eilis on a personal level. “And I think because it was so close to me, to not have any separation at all was actually a lot scarier, and it was a lot more vulnerable,” she reflects.

“Someone said to me that it’s a very delicate film and it’s such a great way to describe it, cause simple was never the right word,” says Ronan. “It’s an incredibly emotional film. We all know what that feeling [of leaving home] is like, what that heaviness is like.”

“The realization sets in that you can’t go back, that once you’ve made that step, you can never go back to how it was, before you left, and you can’t prepare yourself for that, you know? That’s not something that anyone tells you about really, when you leave home.”

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(Video) New trailer for ‘Brooklyn’

A new lovely trailer for the upcoming ‘Brooklyn’ has just been posted on youtube! Watch it below: