An new outtake from 2010 photoshoot by Barry McCall has been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
Photoshoots from 2010 > 2010 : Session 19
Actress Saoirse Ronan conceded last night that every part she takes from now on will have a love interest, as she opened ‘Pho20graphy’ — an exhibition by Barry McCall at the Copper House Gallery in aid of the ISPCC in Dublin last night.
But the Carlow girl, who recently celebrated her 18th birthday on the set of movie ‘The Host’, has said plot concerns her more than romantic clinches.
“It’s a given at this stage that romantic stories are going to be offered to me but I’m more interested in the story and characters. It’s just not important if there are love scenes in it,” she told the Irish Independent yesterday.
The screen star had not one, but two on-screen love interests in the adaptation of the bestselling novel from ‘Twilight’ author Stephenie Meyer, Max Irons — son of Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack — and American Jake Abel.
Saoirse plays young rebel Melanie, one of the last humans fighting a parasitic alien species whose body is invaded by an alien soul.
“I have two different characters who are in love with different men.
“The good thing was that I got on so well with Max and Jake. I knew them both before we started filming and we were very comfortable working together,” she said.
Both attended Saoirse’s birthday party which took place on the film’s set in New Mexico during filming.
“It was my third birthday on the set of a film. I usually never minded being away filming for a birthday but because this was 18th and special, I kind of wanted to be at home.
“But it turned out to be one of the best birthdays ever because I got to watch this amazing car stunt being filmed, and they hired this local band and gave me a special birthday cake,” she said.
And Saoirse got a second birthday cake yesterday when she turned up to meet some of the participants in the Coca-Cola Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People in Dublin’s Burlington Hotel.
‘The Host’ is expected to propel Saoirse to superstardom but the young actress revealed the success of latest film ‘Hannah’ –which has taken $63m (€49.3m) worldwide, and $40m (€31.3m) alone at the US box office, has already made her name in the US.
“I’ve started to get recognised in America. It was strange because I have never had that before, but I suppose if a film does commercially well, you get recognised around the world.”
She starts her next film, dark teen love story ‘How I Live Now’ with director Kevin Macdonald next month.
Now in its fifth year, the Cinemagic festival runs until Sunday and offers young people an insight into the film and television industry.
The 18-year-old features on the cover of the book ‘Pho20graphy’. Published in 2010, and created as a 20-year retrospective of award-winning photographer Barry McCall, the book raised €350,000 for Irish children’s charity ISPCC.
Saoirse Ronan was in Dublin last night for Barry McCall’s photography exhibition called “Pho20graphy” at the Copper House Gallery off Synge Street. Now he is the guy who has put together that photo book in aid of the ISPCC with shots of loads of celebrities including Jedward, Cillian Murphy, Louis Walsh, Michael Fassbender, the late David Kelly and loads more. If you want to check out the exhibition, it’s on until the 11th of June and you can view the photos online at www.thecopperhousegallery.com.
Barry McCall told 98FM Saoirse had been on his wish list. He took the shot about 2 years when Saoirse was 16 and had just done “The Lovely Bones”. He put the feelers out and eventually the producers came back and said “we got her”.
There is a fab photo of ISPCC ambassador Saoirse Ronan wearing a chainmail headpiece borrowed from Ardmore Studios.
We were hanging out with Saoirse although she said she was more interested in looking at the other photos on show than looking at her own face. Saoirse said “I don’t like looking at photos of myself but all the other photos look great”.
It’s been a hectic 6 months for Saoirse who has working pretty much non-stop with just a few days at home. She’s just turned 18 so how did she celebrate her birthday? Saoirse told 98FM “I worked. I was on set but it was great because the production hired a band and they had cupcakes and decorated the hair and make-up truck. It was amazing – it was a really, really brilliant day”
RISH child star Saoirse Ronan has just turned 18 but she still likes to bring a lot of home comforts with her while working on foreign movie sets.
The Carlow girl revealed to the Diary that she and mum Monica have to make sure to keep some traditional Irish food stuffs with her when she’s away working on a film.
The budding A-lister, who travels all over the world, divulged she even packs a plastic bag in her suitcase stuffed with Barry’s Tea and crisps whenever she goes abroad on a shoot.
“Every single film set I go to I have things from home like that with me… It still tastes different though, it’s never a proper Irish cup of tea unfortunately.”
And there was a panic when the starlet ran out of her supply on set in Louisiana, where she filmed Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s new flick The Host.
“We ran out of teabags over there so we had to get loads more sent over and any Irish person visiting New Orleans was ordered to bring some with them. It’s very important.”
Petite blonde Saoirse has just come back from her lengthy stint in the US.
With another job in the pipeline and an upcoming Disney role kicking off in the summer, the former Clinic star is currently enjoying some well-deserved time off and stopped by to see pal Barry McCall, left, at his Pho20graphy exhibition in Dublin last night.
“I’ve a break for a few weeks now, I’m at home so I’m able to sleep and catch up with people. It’s been nice. It’s lovely to see everyone because I’ve been away for so long and I really missed home,” she said.
The teen is using her three-week break to begin training for a new project and is learning how to horse ride.
Saoirse attended two new events yesterday. She attended the Exhibition Opening of Barry McCall’s Pho20graphy. She also attended the Coca-Cola Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People meet and greet event. We added the photos in our gallery.
Public Appearances from 2012 > 05.15.12: “Pho20graphy” Exhibition by Barry McCall Opening
Public Appearances from 2012 > 05.15.12: Coca-Cola Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young
Rumors of their involvement have been circulating for the last week or so, and it looks like things are now set in place with Paramount honcho Adam Goodman confirming the addition of Jennifer Connelly and Saoirse Ronan to Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” for what he describes as a “perfect combination of casting.”
The two actresses join Russell Crowe who will star as a man who has become disillusioned with the way humans have treated the planet and its animals, and then builds one helluva boat. No word on exactly which roles Connelly and Ronan will be taking, but Noah was a married man with three wedded sons, so there’s plenty of female roles to go around. We’re presuming Connelly is in line to play Mrs. Noah for what will be a reunion with Aronofsky after their time together on “Requiem For A Dream.”
There’s also a villain role of some sort floating around, which was reportedly being eyed by Liam Neeson, however, his name hasn’t been heard of regarding this project for a while. Either way, Aronoksky going biblical is something we can’t wait to see.
“It will be a big, robust production and will have tremendous scale. It’s the perfect combination of casting and a remarkable adventure,” Goodman explained. “This isn’t what you think of when you think of Darren, but it will be very true to him as a filmmaker. It will be PG-13 and will likely cost around $125 million.”
Due to front cameras this summer, “Noah” will take its time and won’t flood cinemas until March 28, 2014. [THR]
Last week, EW made a special sneak peek visit to the set of The Host, the big screen adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling sci-fi novel. This is our first of several reports.
An hour outside of Albuquerque, N.M., on the rocky edge of a small, picturesque canyon, Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds) is squinting into the sun. She’s flanked by two sleek, silver sports cars, and her eyes are ringed with an eerie, iridescent circle. They’re both signs that Kruger is playing The Seeker — a dogged member of the police force of an alien species called Souls, who have successfully invaded our planet by literally invading our bodies. She’s looking for Wanderer (Hanna‘s Saoirse Ronan, pictured with costar Max Irons), a member of her race who, aptly, has wandered off into the desert after the consciousness of her human host, Melanie, cajoled Wanderer into finding what’s left of Melanie’s human family. The Seeker is also keenly set on finding this rag-tag cluster of the remains of humanity, but for very different reasons. “We find her,” Kruger (as The Seeker) mutters to herself, “we find the threat.”
Fans of Stephenie Meyer’s 600-plus-page novel have likely already gathered from the description above that film interpretation of The Seeker is almost the exact opposite of how she’s described in the book. Instead of small, dark-haired, and clad mostly in black, the very blonde Kruger stands regally on some serious wedge heels, dressed in a futuristic cream-colored pant suit. It’s a change designed by writer-director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, In Time) to reflect the “purity” of the egalitarian Souls, and Meyer told me on the set that she happily embraced it. Gattaca is her favorite sci-fi film of all time.
As for the delightful Ronan, although she wasn’t working that day, she came out to the set to speak with EW about the film, one day after the Oscar-nominated Irish actress turned 18. We’ll have video of our interviews with her, Meyer, Kruger, and Irons in the coming months — the movie, which is still shooting, isn’t hitting theaters until March 29, 2013, after all — but I can tell you how Ronan is differentiating the alien Wanderer from the internal voice of Melanie in the film. It’s actually quite simple: The Wanderer speaks with a generic American accent, whereas Melanie’s voice is inflected with a Louisiana twang, another Meyer-approved tweak from the book.
Thanks to Ceejay for the find.