73 Questions With Saoirse Ronan | Vogue


– [Interviewer] Okay. [knocks] Saoirse! – Joe! – [Interviewer] Thanks for taking the time to answer seventy-three questions. – I’m honored. – [Interviewer] So honored
also, myself, to be in London! – I know. – [Interviewer] What
are you doing in London? – Just packin’ up my suitcase,
do you want to come in? – [Interviewer] Yes! – Great.
– [Interviewer] Okay, how often, um, do you
have downtime these days? – Oh gosh, it depends
on how much I’m workin’. – [Interviewer] How should I spend my time right after this interview in London? – Go get some food. – [Interviewer] What’s your
favorite podcast right now? – Mmm… “Still Processing.” – [Interviewer] Okay. And you’re packing! – [Saoirse] I am. – [Interviewer] So where are you off to? – Goin’ to Dublin. – [Interviewer] Do you have any pets? – I do. – [Interviewer] Do you collect anything? – Locks of hair. – [Interviewer] … Why? – Next question. – [Interviewer] What’s a cause
that’s close to your heart? – Eh, the ISPCC. – [Interviewer] What
book hasn’t been adapted that you would love to be a part of? – Well I can’t tell you that,
’cause it is being adapted. – [Interviewer] Well
can you at least tell me who you’d cast as the lead? – Definitely me. [Laughs] – [Interviewer] Would you
ever consider writing or directing? – I would, yeah. – [Interviewer] What’s
the most treasured thing that you own? – Em… gosh, it would be a toss up between this ring, which
is my grandmother’s, and my fine, fun friend, Pip. – [Interviewer] Aw, Pip! – Yeah. – [Interviewer] Hey, what
skill did you have to learn on a film that you still
utilize to this day? – Eh… I’m tryin’ to keep up the French. – [Interviewer] What
real person in history would you love to portray on film? – Mary Queen of Scots. – [Interviewer] Is it easier
to play a character that resembles you, or someone living, or a completely fictitious one? – Easier to play someone
fictitious, I would say. – [Interviewer] Easiest accent to nail? – Generic English. – [Interviewer] Most difficult? – Irish! – [Interviewer] What’s something
you always travel with? – Mmm… This! – [Interviewer] Pretty
obvious, yeah!? [Laughs] – Yeah! – [Interviewer] What’s your
favorite stamp in that passport? – Eh, New Zealand. – [Interviewer] What’s a
stamp that you’re dying to get in that passport? – India. – [Interviewer] What
was it like hosting SNL? – It was an absolute dream come true. [Door rings] [Gasps] – [Interviewer] So when
you board that plane, window seat or aisle seat? – Window! – [Interviewer] Best habit? – [Saoirse] Em… writin’
in my journal before bed. – [Interviewer] Worst habit? – Bitin’ my nails. – [Interviewer] What’s the
best advice you ever received? – Be nice to everyone and make
your own cup of tea on set. Come in! – [Interviewer] Scariest movie ever made? – “Get Out.” – [Interviewer] What movie makes you laugh every single time? – “Bridesmaids.” – [Interviewer] If you weren’t acting, what do you think you’d
be doing with your life? – Probably directin’ or workin’ in radio. Thanks! – [Butler] You’re welcome, ma’am. – Come on down! It’s tea time. – [Interviewer] Great.
What’s a film of yours you wish more people
would pay attention to? – [Saoirse] Ah… “How I Live Now.” – [Interviewer] Do you do your own stunts? – Yeah. – [Interviewer] What’s been the hardest? – Probably being strapped
to the bottom of a truck in the Sahara Desert for an hour. – [Interviewer] How did
you roll out of that car in “Ladybird?” – Well, I just opened the
door and did a drop and roll. – [Interviewer] Alright, tea time. – [In unison] Tea time! Tea time! – [Huy, Huy!] This is gonna
be the best tea of your life. – [Interviewer] Alright. Do you always prefer tea over coffee? – Yeah, always. – [Interviewer] Are we having
tea with or without milk? – With milk. – [Interviewer] I should have known that. What’s your mandatory breakfast? – Rye bread, mashed avocado on top, poached egg and spinach. – [Interviewer] I’m excited for this. There we go. There we go! Now, your name Saoirse is
often a topic of questioning. – Yeah. – [Interviewer] What does that name mean? – It means ‘freedom.’ So if you’re ever confused
about how to pronounce my name, you can just call me, ‘Freedom’. – [Interviewer] What’s the
most creative pronunciation of your name you’ve ever heard? – Sally. And… Jasmine – which are…
two entirely different names. – [Interviewer] Do you
have a middle name that’s equally Gaelic and difficult to pronounce? – Unity. Which, in Irish, is Una. – [Interviewer] If you could,
uh, make up your own name, like in “Ladybird,” what would it be? – Em… Princess Consuela Bananahammock. – [Interviewer] Alright! If I disappeared and was replaced with a historical figure, who would you want to be having tea with? – Definitely Mary Queen of Scots. – [Interviewer] What costume,
in all the films that you’ve been in, has been your favorite? – Em… a beautiful floral
skirt that I wore in “Brooklyn.” – [Interviewer] What’s your
all time greatest clothing purchase you’ve ever made? – I bought this beautiful,
eh, Saint Laurent bag, which is very, very fancy. – [Interviewer] Have you ever, uh, stolen anything from a wardrobe? – No. – [Interviewer] What’s the most
fashionable film character? – Any character that Audrey
Hepburn’s ever played. – [Interviewer] Most iconic
costume of any character ever? – That white dress that
Marilyn Monroe wears in “Some Like it Hot.” – [Interviewer] Okay, can
you, uh, yell the answer to the next question outside
of this window, right here? – [Saoirse] Yeah, absolutely. – [Interviewer] What’s
your favorite dessert? – I don’t like dessert, okay?! – [Interviewer] So you were
born in Ireland, right? – No, I was actually born in the Bronx. – [Interviewer] But
you grew up in Ireland? – I grew up in a tiny
little town called Ardattin. – [Interviewer] And, how
often do you visit home? – As often as I can. – [Interviewer] Hmm… what
do you miss most about Ireland when you’re away? – The craic! – [Interviewer] The crack… – Not the drug. It’s fun. – [Interviewer] Oh okay. Thanks for clarifying! [Laugh] – [Laugh] Yeah. – [Interviewer] How well do
you speak the Irish language? – Eh, pretty well. – [Interviewer] Can you
answer the next question in a little bit of Irish? – Yeah. – [Interviewer] On
average, how many scripts do you read each week? – [Speaking In Irish] Mmm…A dó [telephone rings] That’s the telephone! – [Interviewer] That’s normally
how it sounds. [Laughs] What is the first movie
that you remember seeing? – “Titanic.” – [Interviewer] It’s a classic. – Hello? Dave! How’s it goin’? How’s Linda? And the kids? Oh my God, she’s eight
years-old now! That’s so crazy. Okay, I’ll tell him. Taxi’s here. – [Interviewer] True or false, your mom is the best plus
one at award ceremonies. – [Saoirse] True. – [Interviewer] You gave
Timothee Chalamet a fake ID. – False. – [Interviewer] You’re
one of seven children. – That’s absolutely false. – [Interviewer] Ed Sheeran
has you tattooed on his body. – Eh… he doesn’t have
me tattooed onto his body, but he does have my handwritin’
tattooed onto his body. – [Interviewer] Speaking of that guy, does this interview remind you of that “Galway Girl” music
video you were starring in? – Yeah, it’s exactly the same. – [Interviewer] What song makes you cry? – Em… “Song to the
Siren” by This Mortal Coil and “Sweet Baby James” by James Taylor. – [Interviewer] What’s
the most overworn item in your wardrobe? – Probably these trainers. – [Interviewer] Secret skill or talent? – I have no secret skills or talents. – [Interviewer] What’s the
talent that you wish you had? – Probably jugglin’ because, I reckon, I would make an amazing juggler. – [Interviewer] Oh…
jeez. What’s something you learned recently that
completely blew your mind? – There are more fake
flamingos in the world than real flamingos. – [Interviewer] Hmm… What’s
your favorite color to wear? – Eh… red and… blue? – [Interviewer] What’s your favorite look you’ve worn on the red carpet? – Probably the Calvin
Klein dress to the Oscars, it was pink. – [Interviewer] Which
one of these dogs, ah, do you want to own? – That one. – [Interviewer] That’s a good choice. – Yeah. – [Interviewer] What jumps
out at you in a good script? – Good pace. – [Interviewer] Growing up on movie sets, what was it like leaving a production and jumping on to the next? – It was really sad. – [Interviewer] Speaking
of sad, last question. – Oh no! – [Interviewer] Question
number seventy-three! What’s the biggest misconception Americans have about the Irish? – The Irish goodbyes are not real, it’s not a real thing America, okay? – [Interviewer] Hah! Really? Well, look this interview was… – Could you just turn off that
record player for me, please? – [Interviewer] Oh sure, absolutely. – [Saoirse] Thanks. – [Interviewer] This
is such a cool record. [door slams] Saoirse? [crickets chirp] Saoirse? Huh. Okay.

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