Saoirse Ronan strikes a demure pose on the cover of Interview magazine’s March issue.
The 21-year-old Brooklyn actress is currently nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress and chatted with the glossy about life, advice, and what worries her.
On her relationship with her mother: I’m really close to my mom as well, and she came away with me up until I was 19…My mom has always been so wonderful and she’s always said to me exactly what you said: to always trust your instincts. And whether it’s about a script or whether to live in this city or live in that city, if you’re questioning it, maybe it’s not quite right for you.
Experiencing sadness after she wrapped Atonement: I told my mom that I was still very sad from Atonement and not being a part of that experience anymore. I said to her, “I don’t really have that much to say.” And she said, “You know, you don’t have to tell a story through words, you can always tell a story with just your face and your eyes.” I think it was from that moment that my eyes became a huge part of how I would communicate on-screen.
On the pressure she feels from her Oscar nomination: That’s the worst thing for me. I’m a huge worrier as well. The thing that I would worry about after being nominated again is, “How do I keep that up?” Not in relation to awards, but keeping up performances.