Saoirse Ronan dropped into studio today to give an exclusive interview to Ray ahead of the release of her new film, ‘How I Live Now’ (out next Friday).
Saoirse plays the lead role of Daisy in the film which is about an American teenager sent to live with her family in Britain on the eve of the Third World War. It’s an adaptation of Meg Rosoff’s award-winning near-future novel and is directed by Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland).
Chatting about Miley Cyrus and the famous ‘VMA twerking moment’, Saoirse defended Miley saying, “she’s making her own choices and fair play to her”, but that she hasn’t “gone down the same path when it comes to work choices and publicity”. Saoirse also spoke about the expectation on Miley to be a role model, explaining: “I suppose when she gets to 20 years old she probably wants to let loose a little bit; I don’t feel like I have to do that”.
Saoirse also chatted to Ray about her admiration for Cate Blanchett as an actress and she also joked about that Richard Gere back-rubbing incident on the Graham Norton show: “There was a lot of back-rubbing...It was fine!”
‘How I Live Now’ is out on Friday 4th October.