Quote: "Everyone and their granny auditions for Star Wars, so I was one of, like, thousands of people... Daisy's brilliant in it... and I watched it recently, and she nails it, and she's perfect for the part." Saoirse Ronan accepts Daisy Ridley was a better choice for the role of Rey in the new Star Wars movie.
Quote: "I was asleep...! My mam (mum) ran in to me, tears streaming down her face, so I either knew it was good news or bad news and it's the best news ever!" Irish star Saoirse Ronan learned of her Best Actress Oscar nod from her overjoyed mother after the nominations were announced early on Thursday (14Jan16). She previously garnered recognition for Best Supporting Actress from the Academy for her role in 2007's Atonement.
Quote: "I fear when you are a writer it means remarkably little... (But) I'm so proud of Saoirse... When I started this (project), Saoirse was 14... It's wonderful kismet that it (the film) took so long to finance that Saoirse was old enough for the role." Brooklyn screenwriter and celebrated author Nick Hornby shrugs off his Oscar nomination and lavishes praise on the film's star, Saoirse Ronan, who has won a Best Actress nod for her role in the drama.
Quote: "I was in the nail salon getting my nails done and my phone kept ringing, but I couldn't answer because my nails were wet. When I finally answered, I got the news. I'm just so thankful to be recognised." Saoirse Ronan tells People.com she was busy getting a manicure when the Golden Globe nominations were announced on Thursday (10Dec15). The star is shortlisted for the Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama prize for her role in Brooklyn, in which she portrays an Irish immigrant living in the New York borough.
Fact: Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has been selected to receive the International Star Award at the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival. The Atonement star will follow in the footsteps of previous honourees Helen Mirren and Javier Bardem when she picks up the prize at a ceremony in California on 2 January (16). The festival runs from 1 to 11 January (16).
Quote: "It certainly felt surreal to sit down every night for dinner with Wes (Anderson) at the head of this big table with people like Bill Murray, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton sitting around with you... Wes also made us stay at the same hotel together rather than people having their own separate trailers and that created this special atmosphere." Saoirse Ronan had a fun time filming The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Quote: "Even if I don't get it, I had so much fun auditioning, pretending to take out a lightsaber - out of a bag, kind of inspect it and not know what it is. That was great. A lightsaber! Star Wars!" Irish actress Saoirse Ronan on her recent audition for Star Wars: Episode Vii.
Fact: Bat For Lashes singer Natasha Khan has made her directorial debut with a new music video starring Irish actress Saoirse Ronan. The British musician wrote and recorded Garden's Heart with producer Jon Hopkins as part of the soundtrack for filmmaker Kevin MACdonald's new movie, How I Live Now, and she has recruited the movie's star, Ronan, to appear in the promo.
Quote: "No, I'm not actually attached. I'm not confirmed. But they are introducing new characters. I know that... I think I could pass for an elf. I think if I had the right ears. I wouldn't want to be a hobbit. Certainly not." Irish actress Saoirse Ronan insists she hasn't yet signed a deal to appear in Peter Jackson's upcoming Lord Of The Rings prequel The Hobbit.
Quote: "It was great actually, because I could just go for it. I reckon I did hurt him once or twice. And now I can say that I kicked the a** out of The Hulk." Saoirse Ronan enjoyed her fight scene with Hulk star Eric Bana for new movie Hanna.
Fact: Actress Saoirse Ronan is reteaming with her THE LOVELY BONES director Peter Jackson to shoot the Lord Of The Rings prequel The Hobbit. The Oscar-nominated teenager will join Sir Ian MCKellen, Cate Blanchett and Elijah Wood in the two films, which are currently in pre-production in New Zealand.
Quote: "When I was nominated (for and Oscar) a few years ago, they had this poster... and they actually spelled my name wrong." Saoirse Ronan reveals the Academy Awards bosses boobed on her name.
Fact: If Saoirse Ronan, 15, lands an Academy Award nomination for THE LOVELY BONES next month (Feb10) she'll become the youngest actress to score two Oscar nods. The Irish star was also nominated for her role in Atonement when she was 13.
Quote: "I'm the last one to understand about these things but I would be greatly surprised if Saoirse doesn't get nominated (for an Academy Award)." Veteran actress Susan Sarandon insists her 15-year-old THE LOVELY BONES co-star Saoirse Ronan deserves an Oscar nomination for her performance in the upcoming drama.