Wednesday 20 February 2019

Back in black : New-look Saoirse goes to the movies

Saoirse Ronan was in Dublin for the premiere of ‘Now You See Me’
Saoirse Ronan was in Dublin for the premiere of ‘Now You See Me’

Laura Butler

ACTRESS Saoirse Ronan is back home – in black.

Accompanied by her dad Paul, the young actress arrived to the premiere of 'Now You See Me' in Dublin last night with her naturally blonde hair dyed black.

"It was for a movie, but I'll be going back blonde soon. I'd like to stay black for a while, but unfortunately I have to go back to blonde," she said.

The Carlow teenager has had a busy year, filming back-to-back Hollywood productions.

And she savoured the rare time off from her hectic schedule to enjoy a night at the movies with her father.

She went from working on an adaptation of 'Twilight' author Stephanie Meyer's 'The Host', to starring with Brad Pitt in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and has just completed fantasy thriller 'How To Catch A Monster' in the US.

A directorial debut by Ryan Gosling, Ronan features opposite Eva Mendes, Christina Hendricks and Matt Smith.

"It as great working with the group, they were all fantastic fun."

The 19-year-old told the Irish Independent she was delighted to be back in Ireland.

"I've been away for a good while, but I'm not shooting for the next while so hopefully I'll be around for a bit.

"It's really nice to be back and the weather's good so that's a bonus," Ronan said.

The IFTA award winner, who was nominated for an Oscar in 2007 for her performance in 'Atonement', said she's hopeful that production on 'Mary Queen of Scots' will go ahead later this year.

She has been lined up to portray one of Scotland's best known historical figures in the Michael Hirst-scripted period drama.Vanessa Redgrave previously took on the role in 1971.

"Hopefully we'll get around to doing Mary at some stage. I think they're just looking for financing together.

"It's one of those things that something could happen in the next few months or it might be next year," she said.

Irish Independent

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