Saoirse Ronan heads out for a stroll in New York City on Saturday afternoon (June 4).
The 22-year-old Irish actress recently spoke to Time about being particular in the roles she plays and her newest one as Abigail in The Crucible on Broadway.
“She’s usually played quite vampy and sexual and all that. I wasn’t going to do that. I just thought she’s a 17-year-old, quite precocious, very smart. But she’s hormonal and emotional because she’s 17, and this older man gives her time and attention,” she shared about Abigail. “As far as she’s concerned, he’s in love with her, she’s in love with him, and she’ll do anything for them to be together, and I respect that actually.”
Saoirse added about the roles she plays, “It’s important for me to play intelligent women, because I think in art, you have a responsibility to portray real life. It’s even more important now that there’s such a massive shift towards feminism that men and women see strong, complex women onscreen. I’m not being bigheaded, but I’m not a dummy, so I don’t want to play someone who is a dummy onscreen. It’s just boring.”
This year’s Costume Institute Gala Benefit – celebrating the opening of the Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology exhibition – is co-chaired by Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and Apple exec Jonathan Ive.
Saoirse Ronan keep it low key as she walks through the city on Monday (March 28) in New York City.
The 21-year-old actress is currently starring as Abigail Williams in The Crucible on Broadway, which is set to open on Thursday.
Saoirse told New York magazine that working on stage is different from film because there’s no break from the character.
“Usually my [film] preparation is learning my lines and then going on set and trying different things out, and hopefully you capture it and then it’s done, out of your hands,” Saoirse said. “Whereas with a play, it’s constantly evolving. There’s no real respite.”
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