Tuesday 24 April 2018

'I honestly get more star struck meeting Dermot O'Leary' - Saoirse Ronan at the BAFTAs

Best actress nominee Saoirse Ronan (Yui Mok/PA)
Best actress nominee Saoirse Ronan (Yui Mok/PA)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Saoirse Ronan might be up for the Best Actress gong at the BAFTAs this evening, but she's totally unfazed by the awards.

The 23-year-old Oscar nominated star hit the red carpet ahead of the ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall alongside names including Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and Octavia Spencer.

However, she told red carpet host Edith Bowman that she does not get star struck, unless she meets Edith's red carpet co-host...

"I honestly get more star stuck meeting Dermot O'Leary!" she laughed.  "So many of us have been going to awards shows and events over the last five months so we've all gotten to know each other quite well.  It's nice.  It feels a bit more of a community."

Saoirse (23) is up for the Best Actress BAFTA for her role in Greta Gerwig's coming of age story Lady Bird but faces stiff competition from Annette Bening for Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri, Margot Robbie for I Tonya, and British actress Sally Hawkins for The Shape of Water.

Read more: BAFTAS 2018 red carpet: Saoirse Ronan and Caitriona Balfe stun in black with Angelina Jolie, Margot Robbie, and Jennifer Lawrence

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