Irish actress Saoirse Ronan and comedian Brendan Grace will chat to Ryan Tubridy on this Friday’s Late Late Show.
Also this week The Late Late Show will launch its Toy Show Jumper Competition. A spokesperson for the show explained to RTÉ Ten that they are looking for a member of the public to knit a Christmas jumper for Ryan to wear on the Toy Show.
I’m sorry for the lack of updates but I’m finally here and hopefully we will have a new fresh look soon. Enjoy Saoirse’s new photoshoot and great interview below.
Photoshoots > 2014 > Wonderland
One of the youngest actresses to be nominated for an Oscar, it was clear from the outset that Saoirse Ronan was destined for big things, and that’s before you throw her actor father Paul Ronan into the mix. Earning the election at just 13 for her role in 2007’s Atonement, she went on to star alongside the likes of Susan Sarandon (in 2009’s The Lovely Bones) and Cate Blanchett (2011’s Hanna). Now, at just 20 years old, Ronan already has a reputation for role picking done right.
When we catch her jetlagged and cocooned in blankets on a sofa in her home in Ireland, Ronan is doing what any sensible girl would do: indulging in a 24-hour marathon of Homeland, her latest obsession. We talk through upcoming films Stockholm, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn, dream director collaborations and why integrity is paramount.
Wonderland: Talk us through the films you have coming out.
Saoirse Ronan: At the start of the year I did Stockholm, Pennsylvania. It’s a tiny film written and directed by Nikole Beckwith. It was her first time directing and we did it in 19 days, on a million dollar budget. I’d never done anything like that before. It was interesting to see how somebody, especially a new filmmaker, could handle that kind of pressure. After that I had about a week off, before moving onto Brooklyn.
W: It’s certainly intriguing. What’s the role like?
S: Stockholm is about a girl called Leia who’s in her early twenties. At the start she’s rescued, after seven years, from her kidnapper, who raised her in a basement. She has never seen the light of day until she is handed back to her biological parents in the second scene, but she doesn’t know these people. It’s mainly about the relationship between Leia and her mother, and how she doesn’t see why it’s wrong to be completely in love (in a childlike way) with her kidnapper, despite what he did. Her mother, played by Cynthia Nixon, spirals out of control, imprisoning Leia in a different way. Both films are centred on women. Brooklyn is based on a book by Colm Tóibín. It’s set in the 1950s and follows Eilis Lacey’s journey to New York to start a new life. It follows immigrants and Irish people in general, who made that trip, showing its difficulties, wonders and heart-breaks. I’ve never been so affected by a film before. The screenplay was written by Nick Hornby; it’s a gorgeous and very simple take on life.
W: He does it so well, doesn’t he?
S: He really does. It spans two years of Eilis’s life within the first half hour – going over to New York, getting a job and meeting a boy, before a family tragedy brings her home after a few months. It’s about how her relationship with home has changed, which I really got. Once you move away from home, it’s never quite the same again. You expect everything to be just as you left it, and it never is. It’s almost the first step into adulthood, realising you’ve got to make your own way.
Saoirse graces one of the covers of ‘The Mean Girls’ issue of Wonderland magazine and she looks absolutely amazing. Be sure to check it out. Can’t wait for more.
Magazine Scans > 2014 > September/October – Wonderland
Jason Isaac’s playing her Dad in the upcoming drama ‘Stockholm, Pennsylvania’.
The monumentally talented & over-vowelled @saoirse_ronan, some grinning shlub & Nikole ‘clear some shelf space’ Beckwith on the set of her ‘Stockholm, Pennsylvania’.
I have added to the gallery 2 new HQ outtakes of Saoirse for Origin Green campaign. Check them out are gorgeous.
Campaigns > Origin Green
Here is the video which Saoirse gave her voice, it’s called ‘I Know What the Bratz did Last Summer’ and you can hear her on the girl who drives the car. Enjoy!