“The Ellen Degeneres Show” videos and captures
29 March, 2011 · Posted by under Image Gallery, Videos · No Comments

Here are the video and captures from Saoirse’s appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show yesterday.

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Television Segments > 03.29.11 : The Ellen Degeneres Show

“Hanna” press conference
29 March, 2011 · Posted by under Image Gallery, Public Events · 2 Comments

Here are photos of Saoirse at Hanna press conference, she looks so mature in these.
EDIT: Replaced with HQs

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Public Appearances from 2011 > 03.27.11 : “Hanna” Press Conference

“The Ellen Show” photos
29 March, 2011 · Posted by under Image Gallery · No Comments

Here are some photos of Saoirse on The Ellen Degeneres Show, we have a clear look of her new hair cut. Thanks to Bryce for the first two photos.

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Public Appearances from 2011 > 03.29.11 : The Ellen Degeneres Show

Popbunker: Saoirse Ronan Talks Hanna
29 March, 2011 · Posted by under Interviews · No Comments

Thanks to M for the heads up!

You may know her as the girl from Atonement, or the girl from The Lovely Bones. Two roles which played up her innocence, with disastrous results. In her new film, HANNA (Focus Features, in theaters April 8th), Saoirse Ronan gets to play a character going after disastrous results, with her innocence coming out in absolutely brilliant ways. Hanna’s theme is two parts fairy tale, one part deadly assassin, much like River Tam before her. Saoirse was kind enough to sit down with Pop Bunker at Friday’s junket, and chat about her life and the movie. Part one of the interview is the personal side, with part two coming later in the week.

Pop Bunker: So, from your accent, you’re from (long and drawn out) Ireland?
Saoirse: Yes. Seemed like a bit of a guess. I was actually born in New York, I was born in the Bronx, as you can probably tell from my accent. Headed back to Ireland when I was about three years old, cause my mom and dad were born and Ireland, they’re fully Irish, and they wanted to raise me there. Y’know there family is there, lots of their friends and stuff. So we moved back when I was about three and a half and I’ve been there ever since. It’s handy because I’ve got the dual citizenship, which is really handy…

PB: You still live in Ireland, that’s so cool.
Saoirse: Yeah, I live in the country, which is fine. I love Dublin though, I really like the city.

PB: My college roommate goes to UCD (Ed: shout-out to Olga!)…
Saoirse: Yeah there’s UCD, DCU, and Trinity. I wouldn’t mind going there.

PB: Do you think you’ll go to college?
Saoirse: I would. I’m not sure…well I have a few ideas, maybe in New York somewhere, or in Ireland. I think if I were in Ireland I’d go to Dublin. But you never know, we’ll have to wait and see. But college is definitely something that I’d want to do. As I’m sure you know, the experience tends to be great, definitely something that you don’t want to miss out on.

Read the rest of the interview at here and here.

5 Things You Don’t Know About Saoirse Ronan
29 March, 2011 · Posted by under Articles · 2 Comments

While her name may not be immediately familiar to you, chances are you’ve seen (and sobbed during) a film that actress Saoirse Ronan has been in. The expressive blonde first made her mark alongside Kiera Knightley in the film adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel Atonement, in which her incredibly nuanced, wise-beyond-her-years performance earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress (she was 13 years old, no bigs). Or maybe you caught her in the rom-com I Could Never Be Your Woman, with Michelle Pfieffer and Paul Rudd. Or perhap you started crying so early on and so viciously during her perfomance as Susie Salmon in The Lovely Bones that your popcorn became mush (ok, fine maybe that was just me).

For her latest role however, Ronan turned down the weepiness and cranked up the bad-ass to about an 11. In the new action-thriller Hanna from director Joe Wright, Ronan plays the title role as a 16-year old you would not want to cross in a dark alley… especially if you are a bad guy. Raised by her father to be the perfect assasin, Hanna is unlike any teenager you will ever meet.

I was lucky enough to see an advance screening of the film and to attend a delightful tea party in honor of Miss Saoirse Ronan at the SLS Hotel. Stay tuned for a full film review this week, but in the mean time, here are five tidbits you probably don’t know about the lovely 17 year old Irish actress.

1. Saorise is pronounced Sir-shuh (coolest name ever?)

2. She lives in Ireland full-time, but was born in New York City so she has dual citizenship.

3. She definitely wants to go to college. She is considering either NYC or Dublin for locations.

4. She like spiders. This is an educated guess, as she was wearing some very cool spider earrings at the party. However, it is possible she only likes her arachnids in jewelry form.

5. She has excellent taste in music. Her top three current bands are Beach House, Grizzly Bear, and Warpaint. She also loves Lady Gaga.

*Bonus Item: It’s rumored that she is in serious talks to play Snow White in the feature film, and we really really really hope this happens.


Saoirse will be on today’s “The Ellen Show”!
29 March, 2011 · Posted by under Saoirse · No Comments

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
At just 13, SAOIRSE RONAN was nominated for an Academy Award! The Best Supporting Actress nominee is here today to meet Ellen and will tell her all about the exciting night, as well as her movie, Hanna.


“Hanna” behind the scene footage
28 March, 2011 · Posted by under Hanna, Image Gallery, Videos · 1 Comment

Thanks a lot to M for the link of the behind the scene footage for “Hanna”. Screencaps will be up in soon. Screencaps have been added to the gallery.

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Gallery Link:
2011 : Hanna > Behind the Scenes Footage

“Hanna” photo additions
27 March, 2011 · Posted by under Hanna, Image Gallery · 1 Comment

I’ve added several new images for Hanna.

Gallery Links:
2011 : Hanna > Storyboard
2011 : Hanna > Wallpapers
2011 : Hanna > Website Screencaps

Photo of Hanna’s press roundtable
27 March, 2011 · Posted by under Image Gallery · No Comments

Thanks to M for the link.

Blackfilm.com: An Interview with Saoirse Ronan
27 March, 2011 · Posted by under Interviews · No Comments

Thanks to M for sending me the link of this interview.

While it’s been nearly four years since they last worked together on ‘Atonement,’ which was her breakout role that led to an Oscar nomination, Saoirse Ronan developed a good chemistry with director Joe Wright that they are back together in a film that a departure from what they did previously.

With ‘City of Ember,’ ‘The Lovely Bones,’ and most recently ‘The Way Back,’ Ronan has grown as an actress and with her latest project, Wright’s arthouse assassion flick, ‘Hanna,’ she put in more work physically that she expected.

Co-starring Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett,, Jason Flemyng, Tom Hollander, and Olivia Williams, Hanna (played by Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father (played by Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (played by Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.

While promoting the film in Los Angeles for its April 8 release date, Ronan spoke to Blackfilm.com about working on the film, the training she went through, and possibly doing ‘Snow White.’

When you were approached for this film, how much training did you go into it afterwards?
Saoirse Ronan: Well, I trained for a couple of months before we started shooting. And I did a little bit over in LA. I did a couple of weeks just to get started and so the head stunt coordinator whose name is Jeff Imada and he’s brilliant, would know what my energy is like, my strength. What I was capable of, things like that. And then a member of his team and I went back to Ireland and we would train in the gym for about two hours a day, which I did have to get used to. And we trained in martial arts and stick fighting and weapons training and things like that. Yeah. So I learned quite a few skills. More skills than I’ve ever learned on a film. I don’t necessarily remember them all but still.

You and Joe have both had interesting paths since you last worked together.
Saoirse Ronan: Yeah.

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