SAOIRSE RONAN SAT down with Sally Rooney for a chat this week in Vogue. Sound of her.
The Lady Bird actor talked about growing up in the spotlight, working on The Clinic (career highlight, surely) and the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment which took place earlier this year.
Ronan took a clear stance in support of repeal, explaining to Rooney why she felt it was important to do:
I know people who had to travel abroad in order to get an abortion, and that’s when I knew I would speak out.” ”
She also took the time to outline her love for Ireland, and how the Irish countryside continues to trump busy London life.
Ireland is smaller than England, and I love it for that [...] I feel most at home and at peace when I’m in the country. Though I like being in London too. There’s an anonymity. You can disappear into the human flow.”
On the subject of #MeToo, Ronan counts herself lucky that her mother followed her through her career, protecting her from exploitation.
The interview reads:
Though she speaks of the film industry with love and insists she has never been the victim of exploitation, she can still remember uncomfortable experiences. A director once pushed a particularly sensitive scene, taking advantage of Ronan’s youth and willingness to please.
“My mam walked onto the set,” she tells me. “She said, ‘You’re not doing that again unless we map out exactly when this is going to stop.’ I was very lucky that I had a proper protector with me.”
She also took part in Vogue’s famous 73 Questions series on YouTube:Source: Vogue/YouTube
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