Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has been working in the acting industry from a very young age, going from being a young, up and coming star with bags of promise and potential, to becoming one of the most sought after stars in the business. Saoirse has now been talking about how she decides what movie roles to take on in her career, suggesting that she has a sort of sixth sense as to what will work best for her and her career.
Ronan said, "In terms of [the film that made] ... me take acting seriously enough to pursue it as a career, it was 'Atonement' - because it had so much gravity to it, the work was so good. I'd also auditioned for this action film, which would have paid a lot more and could have been a big commercial success or whatever, and it was up to me to decide which one I was going to do, and I chose 'Atonement'. Honestly, my parents always left it down to me. And I've always had a good sense of what I wanted work-wise and otherwise, a good sense of what was right for me."
As well as talking about her ability to choose good movie roles and not to worry as much about the money as the quality of the film, Saoirse Ronan also went on to talk about how she has always had a love of acting from a very young age. Saoirse says that she landed roles in some of her school plays, which led to her wanting to do more in them and be involved in them more.
Ronan added, "I went to a tiny country school, 50 kids in the whole school. There were so few children that everyone got a part - sometimes kids got two parts because there were more parts than pupils. The play was the highlight of the year for me, I loved it. I used to get the script, highlight my lines and count all of them to check I was in the top five - 'OK, I've got 40 lines, that's pretty good going."
We are looking forward to seeing Saoirse Ronan back on the big screen, starring alongside the likes of Margot Robbie, David Tennant, Guy Pearce, and Gemma Chan, in the new movie Mary Queen of Scots, which has been directed by Josie Rourke, from the screenplay by Beau Willimon, with the movie set to open on November 2 in the US.