Dream Interview

If I could interview anyone, I would interview Saorise (pronounced “Sir-sha) Una Ronan, my favourite actress. Ronan was born on April 12, 1994 and grew up in County Carlow, Ireland. She landed her first major acting job costarring with Kiera Knightly in 2007’s film Atonement and is well known for the many accents she is able to put on including Russian, English, American and Australian. Other major films she has starred in include The City of Ember, The Lovely Bones, Hanna, The Host and most recently The Grand Budapest Hotel.

            I would like to interview Saorise Ronan mainly because in the majority f the interviews I’ve watched online with her, she has a very witty sense of humour. I’ve enjoyed all of the films I’ve seen that have starred her, and I have always appreciated her talent with accents. Furthermore, two of the films she stars in, The City of Ember and The Host are adaptations of two of my favourite novels and I would love to get her opinion of them. I would also want to find out how she balances dual-living in both Ireland and America as well as travelling to exotic locations while shooting a film.

I would love to conduct this interview in her current hometown in Dublin because I would then be able to get a feel for the country Ronan grew up in. I would ask her a series of questions regarding her career including:

How did you feel when Evanna Lynch got the role of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter series instead of you?
How did you train yourself so well to use a variety of different accents in your films?
You’ve starred alongside some very famous faces in Hollywood including Kiera Knightly, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanely Tucci, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law and Owen Wilson to name a few. Was it intimidating to work with such well-known actors and actresses, especially because of your young age? Who was your favourite to work with and why?
Growing up, who was your role model?
Why did you choose acting as a career? What is the worst part about this career choice in your opinion?

By the end of my interview, I would really want my audience to understand how a young, twenty-year-old girl is making such a large impact in the film industry. I would want them to feel inspired by Ronan’s story, especially because she comes from such a small town in Ireland and starred in her first major film when she was only twelve. Mostly, I would want my audience to see that Saorise Ronan is just a regular girl with an extraordinary talent of entertaining many different demographics.


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