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Greta Gerwig on casting Saoirse Ronan in ‘Lady Bird’

It was just announced Saoirse Ronan will be in your solo directorial debut, Lady Bird. That’s big news.

I know. I know.

How does that happen? Did you make contact with her at all?

Well, kind of. It was a very fortuitous turn of events. She ended up reading the script and really connected to it. Then I met her and we read it together and she’s so instantly great. It was written in the stars a bit and I’m very lucky it happened the way it did. But, yeah, it was fortuitous.

It was already getting a lot of attention because it’s your first movie directing by yourself, and now with her…

I know. She’s the best. In a way, I’m so happy that all of this has happened for her. But it’s not the basis of my interest. She was great no matter what. But, I’m so glad, it’s so great to reward the good guys.

But now you don’t have to tell people, “Oh, you’re going to love her.” People already know.

Yes, that’s true. And she’s just a tremendous talent and what a face. I couldn’t be more honored that she’s going to be in the film.

SOURCE: Uproxx.com

After this, you’re gearing up to direct again with “Lady Bird.” It was just announced yesterday that you’ve cast Saoirse Ronan as your leading lady.

She’s my girl. She’s my girl. I’m very, very blessed. She is a talent for the ages. She is so young and she is so great. Every time I wake up and I remember that she’s going to be in it, it’s like remembering, I don’t know, it’s like “the dream was real! It’s happening!” I’m really excited. 

I’ve spent a long time writing this script and it feels like something I’ve been working towards for — it’s 2016, I graduated from college in 2006, I’ve been working as a co-writer, a writer, co-director, producer, actor — and it feels like I’ve apprenticed for ten years and it feels time and I hope that I am equal to her talents. 

She’s a chameleon, but she’s so subtle, it never feels like she’s bringing you this ready-made performance, she kind of subtly becomes this other person, and that’s the kind of acting I like. I’m so glad she’s been rewarded for it so richly.

SOURCE: IndieWire.com

24     
Jan


NEW PROJECT: Saoirse Ronan to Star in Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’

DEADLINE.COM: Saoirse Ronan is set to star in Lady Bird, the writing and directorial debut of actress Greta Gerwig. IAC Films is financing the film, which is being produced by Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Evelyn O’Neill. Ronan will play a high school senior, spending her last year at home in Sacramento.

 

23     
Jan


Saoirse at the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

Sorry for such an late update! I’ve finally managed to upload tones of photos of Saoirse attending 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Be sure to check them out in the gallery!

Gallery Links:
Events & Appearances > 2016 > JAN 17 | 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

23     
Jan


SAG-AFTRA Portrait

Photographer Luke Fontana posted on his Instagram new portrait of Saoirse he took after SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations in NYC. I’ve added it to our photo gallery already.

Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan from the film “Brooklyn”. #saoirseronan @sagaftrafound

Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Luke Fontana (@lukefontana)

Gallery Links:
Photoshoots > 2016 > Session 03 (Luke Fontana for SAG-AFTRA Foundation )

16     
Jan


Candids Update: Saoirse in New York City

Sorry for the late update with those photos, but I’ve just added some candids of Saoirse arriving in NYC and heading to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Be sure to check our gallery!


Gallery Links:
Candids > 2016 > JAN 12 | Arriving At LAX Airport
Candids > 2016 > JAN 12 | Arriving At The Late Show With Stephen Colbert In New York

16     
Jan