Love for Saoirse Ronan

A Saoirse Appreciation Blog

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 Ronan for Wonderland Magazine, 2014

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 Ronan for Wonderland Magazine, 2014

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There are a lot of people who say, ‘Yeah yeah, I’m a feminist,’ and they’re not, actually. I wouldn’t want to throw that word around, because it’s a very strong thing.

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It wasn’t one of those things where you hear about it and you jump up and down and scream. We just sat there [on the couch in their living room] and we’re trying to figure out what they just said. “Wait a minute, I’ve been cast in a Peter Jackson film. For a few days, it was weird. I was just trying to get my head around it – on how she reacted when she found out she’d been cast as “Susie Salmon” in The Lovely Bones (2009).

It wasn’t one of those things where you hear about it and you jump up and down and scream. We just sat there [on the couch in their living room] and we’re trying to figure out what they just said. “Wait a minute, I’ve been cast in a Peter Jackson film. For a few days, it was weird. I was just trying to get my head around it – on how she reacted when she found out she’d been cast as “Susie Salmon” in The Lovely Bones (2009).

When I shot the very first scene with her it was when she’s on the beach and they come into the little town. And she sees the procession of young girls from the orphanage walk past her like in a fantasy or dream and she says, “We’ve been here before.” And that really remarkable. You know, I set up a little track and I’m looking through the camera and suddenly, this whole strange collision of world there in her eyes. She really is extraordinary. She’ll have as big a career as she wants, as long as she makes the right choices. She’s also — it’s impossible to fake that thing people have at that age, you know. I know people try to do so. You see playing younger and that sort of stuff. But the actual physicality of it. When she runs, or she’s walking or even sitting down on a bench scribbling away. It’s like the physical awkwardness of someone who’s grown up a little bit too fast.

-Neil Jordan