‘QUEEN OF SCOTS’ ROLE GAVE RONAN ROOM TO GROW
Saoirse Ronan says she was “more than ready” to make the transition on film, and in real life, from young girl to commanding woman. Her new role in “Mary Queen of Scots,” gave her the opportunity to do both.
Ronan, who is Irish, says she was not only excited to play Mary Stuart, a Celtic woman who ruled Scotland in the 16th century, but also to take on such a meaty part.
Nominated for Oscars for roles in “Atonement,” “Brooklyn” and last year’s awards season favorite, “Lady Bird,” Ronan, 24, has often played girls who are still finding their way in the world. But “Mary Queen of Scots” provided the transition to full womanhood as her character falls in love, becomes a mother, and rides a horse into battle.
“Playing Mary offered me so much as an actor. It’s the first time that
I’ve played someone who really comes into their womanhood and is very sort of settled and comfortable in that stage of their life,” Ronan said.
OBAMA TAKES MIC ON MIRANDA’S ‘HAMILTON’ REMIX
“Hamilton” scribe and star Lin-Manuel Miranda released the final track in his long-running “Hamildrop” series, bidding adieu to the ongoing project with an assist from former President Barack Obama.
Miranda, who’s on a publicity blitz for his latest star turn in Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” shared each of the dozen “Hamilton”related songs in the leadup to Thursday’s finale on Twitter and shared a behind-the-scenes photo with Obama.
Obama was the guest on the final Hamildrop, “One Last Time (44 Remix),” with Christopher Jackson and gospel star Bebe Winans. Customer Care:
Saoirse Ronan stars in “Mary Queen of Scots.”