Ronan at the premiere of Brooklyn (2015) during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||Saoirse Una Ronan
12 April 1994
The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Residence||Manhattan, New York|
Vampire teeth really aren't very efficient, are they? It looks very messy. I'm not sure it's the best way to get a pint off anyone.
Sometimes the director will want you to write about the character, sometimes he'll want you to live in the location that the character is from or something like that, but I don't usually make a lot of notes or anything like that.
If I'm in the middle of a take and I start to think about what I'm doing, I just mess up and I have to stop and so I find that for me, you really need to trust your instinct.
When I was younger and in primary school, I'd do maybe a film a year, and I had to adapt to being away from everyone for a couple of months.
I know most of the photographers in Ireland. And if I don't want my photograph taken, they will leave me alone.
I've grown up with my parents' music tastes, listening to Fleetwood Mac and the Rolling Stones.
I love a lot of comedy actors and actresses like Kristen Wiig and Tina Fey and all those women who are really brilliant and funny.
I've always wanted to act and I grew up a little on film sets when my dad was working as an actor.
I like books that are exciting and that make you think about things as well.
The written word can be powerful and beautiful – but films transport us to another place in a way that even the most evocative words never can.
I think when you get on with the actors that you're working with, even if you do have really intimate scenes, as long as you get on well, and have a bit of a laugh while doing it, then it's fine.
I've basically grown up with Harry Potter, as so many kids my age have. It's kind of a part of my life.
I play basketball, I surf and swim and go to the cinema and listen to music and read. I like shopping.
I was actually born in New York. We lived there until I was three so I grew up watching Sesame Street and hearing the accent. You are a sponge at that age, soaking everything up.
'Romeo And Juliet' is the classic love story. When two lovers are separated and trying to get back to one another, that's fiercely romantic and something you become glued to.
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.
I don't feel isolated on a film set. In a way you do because you don't really mix with the outside world; you're just sort of working non-stop for a few months, but you've got so many people around you.
I like my characters to be ones I think about long after I've finished reading the script.
I love cleaning. I love mopping the floor. If you need your floor mopped, I'm there.
Lindsay Lohan was the 'It' girl from, like, 14. That's a lot of pressure.
When I was younger, I was very athletic and I always loved sports and physical things.
I don't look at rushes, or I don't go to the dailies. I don't even really look at playback… unless it's an action scene or a move that I need to do better, something like that.
I'm Irish, so I'm messing all the time. Which means, I'm having a laugh. I'm always making jokes.
I don't think you could get anything worse than losing a child. I think if my child died, I would prefer it if I were dead.
With stores like Topshop and H&M you can find really great stuff, but I do like designer things as well, and I'm lucky because they approach me to wear their stuff. I really love Miu Miu.
I'm a huge Wes Anderson fan. I literally love every single film. He hasn't made a bad film; I've seen every single one. They've all been brilliant, from 'Bottle Rocket' up to 'Moonrise Kingdom,' they've all been wonderful.
There's no one out there like Quentin Tarantino. His films have a signature look, and they never just stick to the same kind of story.
I saw 'Clueless' probably when I was about 8 or 9 years old. And, I had certain films that I would fall asleep so it was 'Clueless' for quite a long time, and I used to just watch it every single night and knew every single line, every single quote.
For me, clothes are about individuality. When I wear things that are different and it works, it makes me feel good.
The majority of teenagers don't even make eye contact with people, even people of the same age.
I think 'Twilight' was such a phenomenon that it will be awhile before anything like that will happen again. Cause it really influenced pop culture, and the stars of it – well, the people who became stars out of it – their lives were completely changed.
Learning is the most important thing, no mater how you do it, or where you do it, or who you do it with.
I think I do believe in the afterlife; I have heard stories from people who I can completely trust that have seen ghosts.
My whole life I try to make into a comedy, so it would be nice to see that onscreen.
I think acting is something that is within you. It's a very natural thing for me. It comes from myself, really.
One of the things that would steer me away from a franchise is that I'm playing the same character all the time and I wouldn't want to be known for that.
Everyone thinks I'm ethereal. But I'm not like that, you know. I'm not ethereal. Well, I might have a little bit of that quality to me, that 'old soul' thing, but I'm not ethereal.
I like films where there's a relationship between two women. I always think that's lovely to watch on the screen.
I wouldn't go down the route of having an assistant. I don't want to be like that. I want to be normal.
I don't mind doing the whole red carpet thing when I have to when it comes to publicizing a movie. But besides that, I don't like those kinds of things at all. Celebrity status is not really something that appeals to me.
I've always been quite mature because of the way my parents brought me up. They were very good at talking to me like a person rather than a baby, and I was around so many actors and directors from such a young age because my dad is an actor. I was more comfortable with adults rather than actually being an adult child.
I think it's important that we have strong, female characters in movies now, which can really leave an impression on people – especially young people – and that they're not 'sexy' or 'cool.'
It's too distracting to read about yourself. You want to be perfect and you want everyone to love you, and that's never going to happen.
I've never really felt like I was a child actor. Just an actor who happened to be quite young.
All teenagers want to rebel a little and break away. But I think you are always going to want to go back to your parents for that safety they provide.