I have added to the gallery 50 gorgeous HQ portraits of Saoirse from ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Press Conference back in February in New York. Enjoy!
For his directorial debut, the upcoming surreal fantasy How to Catch a Monster, Ryan Gosling (who also wrote the film) hired a dream analyst to advise his actors. Let that soak in for a minute: Ryan Gosling had his cast consult with a dream analyst. It’s an eccentric move, even for a guy as eccentric (and dreamy) as Gosling. But, as with all things Quirky Gosling, it’s pretty fantastic as well. According to Saoirse Ronan, who stars in the film alongside Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, and Matt Smith, the analyst was a woman named Greta. She had the actors write themselves letters each night — something along the lines of, “Dear inner self, if it is your will, reveal to me in a dream tonight what my character’s relationship is to this other character,” Ronan told Vulture. Then they let their subconscious provide the answers.
“We would come in the next day to discuss our dreams with each other, and act them out,” says Ronan, who stars in this weekend’s new Wes Anderson film,The Grand Budapest Hotel. “I’d tell Greta, ‘Listen, I don’t know what this is, but I was doing this last night, and then this person popped up [in my dream]‘ and she’d make sense out of it. And that was our rehearsal.” By sharing their dreams — recurring dreams in Hendricks’s case — “it made us become very close,” Ronan said. “It was a very new method for me, because all of a sudden, Ryan was encouraging us to incorporate our own personalities into our characters, how you feel about things, what your anxieties are, and things like that.” Read the rest of this entry »
Such a great interview, check it out!
In the last year or so, Saoirse Ronan has played a vampire (Byzantium), a parasitic alien and its proprietor (The Host), a teenage assassin (Violet & Daisy), and in her latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel (out tomorrow), a pastry chef named Agatha who smuggles get-out-of-jail tools in desserts delivered to prison inmates. Ronan, who brings a bit of home with her on every set by traveling with Barry’s Irish tea (if you ask about it, she’ll make you a spot), chats with ELLE.com about choosing complex characters, her Bridesmaids birthday party plans, and her unbridled love of brogues.
How would you define your style? How has your stylist Grace Moore helped it evolve?
You know about Grace! Oh, that’s so nice! She’s one of my best mates. If an Irish designer is good at what they do—and there are a few in particular: Simone Rocha is one who is doing so well at the moment, Tim Ryan is another great designer—I want to wear them. I think about what I wear. I also feel like this is what everyone says, but I wear a lot of casual stuff. I wear jeans mostly, and trousers. I found that I started to dress an awful lot like my mom, so I wear a lot of ’90s, long, floral dresses now, and a lot of print shirts and jeans. That’s what I’m most comfortable in. And brogues. [Kicks up a leg to show off her lace-up shoes] I have so many brogues! And I wear them whenever I can. If I could convert people to brogues, I’d be so happy.
When Wes Anderson sent Ralph Fiennes the script for Grand Budapest, he told the actor, “Just read the script and tell me who you want to play.” He couldn’t do that with you—unless they considered you for Tilda Swinton’s character?
Listen, if there’s a character that has a birthmark in the shape of Mexico on her face, there’s no contest. It was always going to be Agatha for me. But I still couldn’t quite believe it when my agent called me and said that Wes Anderson wanted to send me the script to read.
It seems as if you’ve gotten to bypass the cliché teen movies that most actresses your age do…
We sit down with Saoirse Ronan and Adrien Brody, stars of the upcoming The Grand Budapest Hotel, to discuss the picture.
Saoirse Ronan has had a meteoric rise since her breakout (and Academy Award nominated) turn in Atonement. Now a poised young woman, the actress who has worked with filmmakers as diverse as Joe Wright, Peter Jackson, and Neil Jordan, adds another original voice in filmmaking to her oeuvre with her appearance in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. As Agatha, Ronan plays the sweet-natured Mindl’s bakery assistant who falls in love with one of the movie’s two protagonists, bellboy Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori). In the first role that has allowed the 19-year-old to use her native Irish accent (despite being set in the fictional alpine nation of Zubrowka), the role was a good-hearted change of pace for the rising star. It is also the complete opposite temperament of Academy Award winning Adrien Brody’s Dmitri, the villainous count that will stop at nothing to prove that the Grand Budapest Hotel’s concierge murdered his sweet, dear mother.
As it is Brody’s second collaboration with Anderson, following a starring role in The Darjeeling Limited, both brought unique and insightful perspectives on the project when they sat down with us last week. Here is that interview.
Adrien, you’ve worked with Wes before. Saoirse, this was your first time. Can you talk about that experience and how different it might be?
I have added to the gallery some new HQ stills of Saoirse in ‘How I Live Now’. Enjoy!
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New DC Comics Special Premieres on April 6th at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
Robot Chicken has fun with the DC Comics universe once again with the highly anticipatedRobot Chicken DC Comics SpecialII: Villains In Paradise half-hour special on Sunday, April 6th at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. Season seven of the Emmy Award®-winning series kicks off one week later.
The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise returns the DC Comics universe of characters back into the twisted talons of the Emmy Award®-winning Robot Chicken. This time around, the villains take charge of the narrative, and their unpredictable tale takes them from the swamps to the sky to the beach, where they finally face a mind-boggling threat to their very existence! The all-star cast includes Seth Green as Batman and Robin, Zac Efron as Superboy, Alfred Molina as Lex Luthor, Sarah Hyland as Lex Luthor’s daughter Lena, Nathan Fillion as the Green Lantern, Alex Borstein as Wonder Woman, Clancy Brown as Gorilla Grodd, Giovanni Ribisi as the Joker, Tara Strong as Harley Quinn, Breckin Meyer as Superman, plus Hugh Davidson, Matthew Senreich, Clare Grant, Zeb Wells, and Kevin Shinick as the narrator.
Robot Chicken uses stop motion animation to bring pop-culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format. The Emmy Award®-winning series began airing in February 2005 and remains among the top-rated original series on Adult Swim. Robot Chicken is created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, who also serve as executive producers along with their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner. Green and Senreich also write, voice and with Zeb Wells, direct the multiple Annie Award-winning series. Robot Chicken head writers/co-executive producers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root are joined by season 7 writers Matthew Beans, Rachel Bloom, Mikey Day, Mike Fasolo, Brendan Hay, David Phillips, Erik Weiner and Wells.
Robot Chicken season 7 will feature voice talent from Chris Pine, Max Greenfield, Zac Levi, Jordan Peele, Keegan Michael Key, Saoirse Ronan, Kate Mara, Rob Corddry, JK Simmons, Kyle Chandler, and many, many more!
The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise is executive produced by Stoopid Monkey’s Seth Green and Matthew Senreich and their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, Buddy Systems’ John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner along with DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. Animation’s Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs Sam Register. The special is also directed by Green. Head writers/co-executive producers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root and co-producer Kevin Shinick are joined by season 7 writers Matthew Beans and Mike Fasolo, as well as Davidson, Green, Johns, Senreich, and Wells.
Here are two new interviews with Saoirse for ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, the first one you can see it HERE since it doesn’t embed and the second is below:
Saoirse attended the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter in West Hollywood and she looked beautiful in Valentino gown. I have added to the gallery some pictures. Enjoy!
Saoirse talks about the great benefits that Ireland has to offer, and why she thinks ConnectIreland can help create more jobs