- 17 Jan 08
The young Carlow-based actress Saoirse Ronan is on the brink of Hollywood stardom, thanks to her Golden Globe-nominated performance in Atonement and her upcoming starring role in the next Peter Jackson movie, The Lovely Bones. In her first ever in-depth interview, she spoke exclusively to Hot Press about her sudden rise to fame.
Read the Saoirse Ronan story by Jason O'Toole, featuring interviews with Saoirse and her father Paul Ronan, in the new issue of Hot Press.
But making City of Embers in Ireland must have made it easier for you?
City of Embers was up in Belfast and people were saying, “You can go back to Carlow to see your friends.” But it is about five hours away, so we couldn’t really because they were in school and I would be wrecked on the weekends. So, I didn’t get to see them at all. I got really, really homesick when I got to America. When you are away, you realise how much you miss your home. I just missed the Irish food and the Irish people and everything, but it was great though.