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.
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