Thursday 22 February 2018

Saoirse Ronan on why she'll never strip for a role

Actress Saoirse Ronan attends the 2015 Jaguar Land Rover British Academy Britannia Awards presented by American Airlines at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 30, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BAFTA LA)
Actress Saoirse Ronan attends the 2015 Jaguar Land Rover British Academy Britannia Awards presented by American Airlines at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 30, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BAFTA LA)
2015: Saoirse Ronan as Eilis Lacey in Brooklyn
Actress Saoirse Ronan, winner of the New Hollywood Award for 'Brooklyn', poses in the press room during the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actor Ryan Gosling (L) presents the New Hollywood Award for Brooklyn to honoree Saoirse Ronan onstage during the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
2007: Saoirse Ronan as Briony in Atonement
Oscars calling: Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson are lovetorn in 'Brooklyn'
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

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.

Actress Saoirse Ronan, winner of the New Hollywood Award for 'Brooklyn', poses in the press room during the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress Saoirse Ronan, winner of the New Hollywood Award for 'Brooklyn', poses in the press room during the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

"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.

Oscars calling: Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson are lovetorn in 'Brooklyn'
Oscars calling: Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson are lovetorn in 'Brooklyn'

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