“Lady Bird” star Saoirse Ronan is featured in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of AnOther magazine photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Katie Shillingford.
On Greta Gerwig sending her snatches of poems, lyrics and ephemera in preparation for their collaboration: “Someone said to me recently that I’m monogamous with work. When I’m doing a job, I can’t think about anything else, I can’t look at anything else, I’m just not able to do that,” she says. “But with Greta sending me all these snippets of the world we were going to be in, it began sinking into my subconscious.”
On Saoirse Ronan’s portrayal of the titular character is by turns comic and heartbreaking: “I love comedy more than anything. I grew up watching brilliant comedies, and I knew it would be one of the hardest things to do,” she says today, sipping tea in a London hotel suite as rain drizzles down the windows. “I think films like Lady Bird can be more realistic than straight-up dramas because people don’t actually talk seriously all the time – we mask difficult situations in our lives with humour. Even at home, one of the best days out of the year will be going to a funeral, because everyone’s really fucking sad but you make light of it, and you have a laugh. It’s such a realistic trait.”
Cover 1: Gucci Spring 2018 Collection
Cover 2: Gucci Spring 2018 Collection
Stylist:Katie Shillingford | Hair: Recine for Rodin | Make-Up: Peter Philips for for Dior
[Photo Credit: Craig McDean/AnOther Magazine, vogue.com]