The 17-year-old actress explains of her character, “Irena is really a child essentially and all the characters are very decent men, and so when she comes along she introduces this new energy and light.”
Saoirse adds, “Iâ€™ve been so, so lucky with my directors…I remember one day we were in the forest and I was telling him [director Peter Weir] how I might like to write and direct. I asked him, ‘How did you actually get into it? Did you go and study somewhere?’ He said, ‘I just picked up a camcorder and started shooting.’”
Saoirse is currently in New Zealand shooting The Hobbit.
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