Saoirse Ronan on why she'll never strip for a role
She's been an acting tour de force since the age of 13, but there are some things Saoirse Ronan won't do for her craft.
The Oscar-nominated actress (21) has revealed she will never strip for a role, especially in a bid to be taken seriously as an older actress. In fact, the Brooklyn star turned down another movie role that required onscreen nudity.
"I was very, very aware that I did not want to make that decision because I saw a lot of other people do it and I didn't think it would work for me," she explained.
"I didn't want my work or the quality of the work I had done up to that point to suffer because I needed to prove to everyone I'm older.
"It's hard when you're waiting for that role to come that will take you to the next stage, but you just have to be very, very patient and keep waiting for the right thing and keep reading scripts and auditioning and going to meetings and all of that.
"But I was very, very aware of not making...not objectifying myself just to prove that I wasn't a kid anymore."
Ronan, who was born in New York and raised in Co Carlow, moved to London earlier this year and spoke of her plans to return to the Big Apple next year.
Meanwhile, her latest turn in Brooklyn is already generating Oscar buzz and has received rave reviews.