'She's Meryl reborn. She made me a better actor' - Ryan Gosling gushes about working with Saoirse Ronan
Hollywood star Ryan Gosling has labelled Saoirse Ronan the new Meryl Streep.
The Irish actress starred in Gosling's directorial debut Lost River in 2014 and clearly made a big impression on the actor/director.
Speaking to the Irish Sun on Sunday the two-time Oscar nominee gushed, "She's a genius. She's a master. She made me a better actor. I think any actor she works with, there's an elevation in their abilities, upping their game.
"I felt like I was working with a master, like someone from the Golden Age. Someone superior to my skills as an actor in every way. She's Meryl reborn. Well actually, she's Saoirse, that name has the same recognition like Meryl [Streep] for being the best. Because she is the best."
While Lost River didn't exactly set the box office alight, Gosling plans to work with Saoirse again.
He continued, "So absolutely, certainly, 100 per cent, we are going ot work together again. I look forward to it. I don't know when that will be, that is one busy actor.
"But I know she wants to bring me to Ireland, I'm fully on board."
Fresh from the success of La La Land, Gosling is gearing up for the release of the Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049.
Saoirse, meanwhile, is filming Mary Queen of Scots.