Saoirse recently talked to Independent.ie about her experience filming “Brooklyn” in Enniscorthy, Ireland. Read the article below:
‘It was brilliant!’
That was how Hollywood star Saoirse Ronan summed up her return to a town she knew well from her childhood in Ardattin near Tullow: ‘I grew up in Carlow and use to come to Enniscorthy quite a lot when I was younger. I remember the cinema. We used to go there a lot.’
She was speaking at a reception in Enniscorthy Castle hosted by the local Chamber of Commerce and Town Council for the cast and crew of ‘Brooklyn’. The talk at the function was of bringing the premiere of the new picture, if not to Enniscorthy itself, then to the cinema facilities either Gorey or Wexford when it is released next year.
The star of ‘Brooklyn’ was particularly impressed and moved to learn that some of the extras recruited from around the area, or their parents, met their partners at dances in The Athenaeum. One of the big scenes in the film was such a dance in the same landmark building on Castle Street.
She was also touched to think that she was part of a movie dealing with emigration and the ties to home. Just turned 20, she revealed that it was familiar emotional territory for her own family: ‘Mam and Dad made that journey and went over to New York in their twenties.’
She happily posed for pictures with local people and came across as most down to earth, despite the fact that she is now famous all around the world. Throughout the time on set in Enniscorthy, Curracloe, Tagoat and Crosstown, paparazzi with their long lens cameras have been keeping an eye on proceedings, in the hope of capturing a shot of Saoirse with co-star Domhnall Gleeson.
‘It’s been very long hours generally – 13 hours a day but it has been going well.’
Paul Ronan, Saoirse’s father, was at the Ray D’Arcy Show yesterday, and he briefly talked about his daughter and how people could tell from the beginning she was going to be a star.
“She had a blankey in one hand and a doll in the other and she would put them down for doing the Jean Butler stuff because she would be up on very, very tippy toes doing the same dance in the same way,” he said.
He also told how his daughter, who is famous for her Meryl Streep-style grasp of accents, started doing accents and voices even before she could talk properly.
Source: Irish Examiner
Our gallery has been updated with a new image from behind the scenes of “The Grand Budapes Hotel”, as well as a new promotional still.
Today is our beloved Saoirse Ronan’s birthday! We’d like to wish her a day full of laughter, love and memorable moments. Make sure you send her your message via Twitter to @Saoirse_Ronan! We’ll be retweeting your birthday wishes from our own account @SRonanFan, as well as your edited photos and anything dedicated to her. Make sure you add “Happy Birthday Saoirse Ronan” to all your tweets, as we’ll be doing our best to make it a trending topic.
Saoirse has recently talked to Rotten Tomatoes about five of her favorite films, her love for classic cinema, her appreciation for David Lynch, and her experience on the set of The Grand Budapest Hotel. Read the interview below:
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976; 98% Tomatometer)
[Taxi Driver is] a film that really kind of struck me on an emotional level and as somebody who works and can kind of appreciate how films are made. I remember when I saw Taxi Driver for the first time, and I saw the creativity and the imagination that went into the shots that Scorsese chose, and to really kind of capture a very particular kind of New York. I thought it was really wonderful. You know, you can watch certain films and there are certain things that will stick out for you. It can be a great character or a performance or an ensemble performance or whatever, but when everything seems to come into play, it’s always really impressive, I think, when every single cast member is very strong. So I felt like with this film, cinematically, it just kind of ticked all those boxes for me.
Our gallery has been updated with photos of Saoirse on the set of “Brooklyn” in Dublin, Ireland.
Film Productions > Brooklyn > On set in Dublin, Ireland (April 11, 2014)
The Fairfax NZ News has published a new interview with Saoirse, in which she talks about “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and working with director Wes Anderson. Read it below:
“It’s a weird thing”, says Saoirse Ronan, that the first movie in which she used her Irish accent was set in a fictional Eastern European country. But that’s the world of Wes Anderson for you. Expect the unexpected, allow the familiar to emerge in an unpredictable way.
The Grand Budapest Hotel, the new feature from Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom), is a rich, funny and poignant comedy-adventure, set mostly in the 1930s, in the imaginary Republic of Zubrowka. Ronan, who starred in Sir Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, plays a resourceful young woman, Agatha, who works in a bakery. She becomes engaged to a young hotel employee and plays a crucial role in the righting of wrongs and the rescue of a treasured possession.
Our gallery has been updated with images of Saoirse on the set of “Brooklyn” in Enniscorthy, Ireland. Production has come to an end in Enniscorthy and Wexford, and it is unclear whether it will continue somewhere else or not.
Film Productions > Brooklyn > On set in Enniscorthy, Ireland (April 9, 2014)
Our gallery has been updated with images of Saoirse on the beach while filming “Brooklyn” this afternoon in Wexford, Ireland.
Film Productions > Brooklyn > On set in Wexford, Ireland (April 8, 2014)
As I’m sure a lot of you are aware, Saoirse turns 20 years old on April 12th (this upcoming saturday), and, of course, we want to celebrate this special date! Along with our partners Saoirse Ronan Brasil and I Heart Saoirse, we are launching a worldwide birthday project dedicated to her. Fans from all over the world will be able to take part in it and interact with each other! If you’re interested in joining us, this is what you have to do:
1. We all know Saoirse rarely uses her twitter account, but that doesn’t mean we won’t try to trend something in her honor. What if she logs in that day and sees it? We’ll be tweeting “Happy Birthday Saoirse Ronan”. Along with the hashtag, we’ll write quotes, random facts about her, edited photos and much more.
2. Another way of taking part in our project is by taking a photo of yourself with a note dedicated to Saoirse – you can write any message you want, just make sure it is legible so that we can all read it. We’ll be retweeting those images so that her other fans can see how much you admire Saoirse. You can also send us edited images of her with your messages included, and we’ll retweet those too.
Let us know if you have any questions! You can leave a comment on this post or contact us via Twitter.