Variety recently uploaded a new 40-minute interview with Saoirse and Greta Gerwig as part of their podcast series. You can listen to it on the embedded link below, HERE, or on the Podcast iTunes app. You can read a quick transcript of the interview below. We have also added a beautiful new photo session:
Great news! Today the Film Independent Spirit Awards announced their nominees and Saoirse received her second Best Actress nomination of the season already, the other being for Gotham Awards. In total, Lady Bird is featured in 4 categories:
BEST FEATURE: Lady Bird BEST SCREENPLAY: Greta Gerwig BEST FEMALE LEAD: Saoirse Ronan BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE: Laurie Metcalf
The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards will happen Saturday, March 3 on the beach in Santa Monica and will be broadcast live on IFC at 2p/5e with returning hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney.
Collider published an interview with Saoirse this week. She talks about Lady Bird and Mary Queen of Scots. Read it below:
Collider: This is such a great film, with such heart to it. Did you immediately get that from reading it?
SAOIRSE RONAN: Yeah! It was a very well-rounded script, in terms of the story and the characters, from the very first time that I read it. Actually, the draft that I read, initially, wasn’t far off from what we ended up shooting with, anyway. Nothing really changed. It was really nice to have that. Even then, we knew we were making something very special to us, but with a film that small and one that has a female lead who’s younger, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s going to be a success, commercially. So, the fact that that’s happening is amazing. It’s really exciting, actually, for myself and (writer/director) Greta [Gerwig]. It really feels like a girl power moment to have a film like this actually reach a wider audience. And not just the gender, just a film being so intimate is not necessarily seen as profitable. It’s great that that whole idea is starting to change now.
We have added new video interviews of Saoirse, courtesy of the Academy, We Live Entertainment, Gold Derby, and Variety/Filmstruck. She was also featured in the LA Times Lead Actress roundtable and Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ series this past weekend; stay tuned for those videos in the near future.
The film Lady Bird is featured in the November 8 issue of The Hollywood Reporter! Thanks to my lovely friend Luciana, from jessica-chastain.com, our gallery has been updated with scans from the magazine.
This week, we’ve been gifted with new promo material for Lady Bird. Indiewire posted a new interview with Saoirse yesterday, where she discusses meeting with Greta. You can read it below:
BY KATE ERBLAND
Gerwig’s film – her solo directorial debut, which she also wrote – follows Lady Bird through her senior year at the insular Immaculate Heart High School, a private Catholic institution in the suburbs of Sacramento that doesn’t really suit her sensibilities. As Lady Bird, Ronan is all energy and spirit and angst, an eye-rolling teen on the cusp of something new, something more, just something else. She doesn’t have it all figured out, and she doesn’t have to.
“She was this girl who was going to do something, and she was going to be something, but she didn’t know quite what she was going to do and who she was going to be,” Ronan told IndieWire of her first impression of the character. “I like that we found her at this in-between moment, while she was figuring it all out. She hadn’t necessarily arrived anywhere yet, she was just in between these big moments.”
Saoirse was on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night, to promote Lady Bird! The show’s official Youtube channel has shared a video of her appearance, and our gallery has been updated with images from the episode.